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VOL. XIX FEBRUARY, 1920 Number 1 





FOUNDED 1836-37 

From 1902 to 1909, the Bulletin Was Published as a Quarterlg 

Now Published Februarp, March, Map, June, August, 

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September 2 and 3 — Tuesday and Wednesday — 
Registration of Students. 

September 4 — Thursday Fall Term Began 

September 8 — Monday (8:45 a.m.), Annual Address to the Students 

October 23 — Thursday Davidson College Day 

November 27 — Thursday Thanksgiving 

November 29 — Saturday. .Maxwell Chambers Day, Senior Orations 

December 9 — Tuesday Intermediate Examinations Begin 

December 19 — Friday Fall Term Closed 

Christmas Vacation — 1919-1920 

January 2 — Tuesday Spring Term Began 

February 9, 14, 16, 21 Re-examinations 

February 22 — Sunday Day of Prayer for Colleges 

February 28 — Saturday Junior Orations 

April 10 — Saturday Athletic Day 

May 23 — Sunday (11 a.m.) Baccalaureate Sermon 

May 23 — Sunday (8 p.m.) Annual Sermon before Y. M. C. A. 

May 24— Monday (8:30 p.m.) — 

Exercises of Literary Societies, Contest for Junior Oratorical 

Medal, and Award of Medals and Trophies. 
May 25 — Tuesday (9 a.m.) . .Annual Meeting of Board of Trustees 

May 25 — Tuesday (4 p.m.) Senior Class Exercises 

May 25 — Tuesday (5 p.m.) — 

Reception by President and Faculty to Alumni, Trustees and 

Visiting Friends. 
May 25 — Tuesday (6 p.m.) — 

Alumni Luncheon and Annual Meeting of Alumni Association. 

May 25 — Tuesday (9 p.m.) Annual Literary Address 

May 26 — Wednesday (11 a.m.) — 

Senior Oratorical Contest, Graduation Exercises, Announce- 

Summer Vacation 
September 7 and 8 — Tuesday and Wednesday — 

Registration of Students. 

September 9— Thursday (8:30 a.m.) Fall Term Begins 

September 13 — Monday (8:30 a.m.) . . .Annual Address to Students 
October 11, 18 Re-examinations 

October 21 — Thursday Davidson College Day 

November 25 — Thursday Thanksgiving 

December 16 — Friday Intermediate Examinations Begin 

December 22 — Tuesday Fall Term Closes 

Christmas Vacation — 1920-1921 

January 5 — Wednesday Spring Term Begins 

February 7, 12, 14, 19 Re-examinations 

February 27 — Sunday Day of Prayer for Colleges 

April 9 — Saturday Athletic Day 


From the South, Eastern North Carolina, and the North pas- 
sengers will come to Charlotte. There are three passenger trains 
each day over the Southern (A. T. and O. Division) from Char- 
lotte to Davidson, just 22 miles due north. 

From the West, passengers come by the Asheville Division of 
the Southern, changing cars at Statesville, N. C, to A. T. and 0. 
Division of Southern for Davidson, 22 miles due south. 

Passengers from Chattanooga, Tenn., and farther west, may 
find it to their advantage to come by Atlanta and Charlotte. 



The Scotch-Irish Presbyterians, who settled Piedmont 
Carolina, a quarter of a century before the Revolution, 
brought with them their love of liberty, of religion, and 
of learning. The first culminated in the Mecklenburg 
Declaration ; the second bore fruit in scores of vigorous 
churches and generations of godly men and women; the 
third led to the establishment of numerous high-grade 
classical academies, and a half-century later burst into 
flower in the founding of Davidson College. Their pa- 
triotism, religion, and love of learning are blended in 
every word of the motto on the college seal, Alenda lux 
ubi orta libertas (Let learning be cherished where liberty 
has arisen). 

The originator of the movement was Rev. Robert Hall 
Morrison, D.D., who at the spring meeting of Concord 
Presbytery in 1835, secured the adoption of a resolution 
appointing a committee to take charge of the raising of 
funds and the selection of a site for an institution of 
learning. At the fall meeting this committee reported 
and the Presbytery thereupon passed a resolution stipu- 
lating that the institution should be called "Davidson 
College," "as a tribute to the memory of that distin- 
guished and excellent man, Gen. William Davidson, who, 
in the ardor of patriotism, fearlessly contending for the 
liberty of his country, fell (universally lamented) in the 
battle of Cowan's Ford." The Presbyteries of Bethel and 
Morganton, a few months later, added their strength to 
that of Concord; the churches, in their poverty, soon, 
raised over thirty thousand dollars for the new institu- 
tion, and on March 1, 1837, Davidson College began its 

6 Davidson College 

career, with sixty-six students in attendance, and Dr. 
Morrison as its first President. 

In 1840, in consequence of impaired health, Dr. Mor- 
rison was compelled to resign the presidency, and the 
Eev. Samuel Williamson, D.D., was elected as his succes- 
sor. Dr. Williamson held the office until 1854, when he 
resigned. His successor was the Rev. Drury Lacy, D.D. 
During the administrations of Dr. Morrison and Dr. Wil- 
liamson, the College had great difficulty in continuing its 
existence upon its meager resources, but in the time of 
Dr. Lacy it seemed that a brighter day had come. In 
1854, Maxwell Chambers, a wealthy merchant of Salis- 
bury, N. C, bequeathed to the College a residuary legacy 
of $250,000. This increase in the funds of the College 
made it possible to erect the stately main building, named 
in honor of this benefactor, Chambers Building, and cost- 
ing $85,000; to purchase expensive scientific apparatus 
and mineralogical cabinets ; and to increase the number in 
the Faculty. But just as the College was entering upon 
this greater prosperity and wider influence, the Civil War 
came to check its development. The regular exercises of 
the College were not interrupted by the war, its students 
being mainly boys who were too young to enter the army. 
But of a munificent ante-bellum endowment of $260,000 
only about one-fourth survived the financial ruin of the 
South that followed in the wake of the war. 

In the meantime, Dr. Lacy had resigned in 1861 and 
the Rev. John Lycan Kirkpatrick, D.D., had served as 
President of the College until his resignation in 1866. 
The next incumbent of the office was the Rev. G. Wilson 
McPhail, D.D., who served until his death at the close 
of the collegiate year, 1870-71. During his administra- 
tion, the College had begun to prosper again more rapidly 
than its friends had expected under the conditions result- 
ing from the war. From 1871 to 1877 the College was 

Historical Sketch 7 

without a President, the duties of this office being per- 
formed by Professor John R. Blake, who had been desig- 
nated by the Board of Trustees as Chairman of the Fac- 
ulty. Finding it expedient to return to a President as 
the executive officer of the institution, the Board in 1877 
allowed Professor Blake to give up the administrative 
side of his work, and devote himself to his department — 
Physics, and elected as President, Rev. Andrew D. Hep- 
burn, D.D., LL.D., who was at that time Professor of 
Mental Science and English Literature in the institution. 
In 1885, Dr. Hepburn resigned, and the Rev. Luther 
McKinnon, D.D., was elected to the presidency. During 
the last two years of his administration ill health pre- 
vented President McKinnon continuing the active work 
of his office. Col. W. J. Martin was elected Acting-Presi- 
dent and served during the period. 

When continued ill-health made necessary Dr. Mc- 
Kinnon's resignation, in 1888, the Board called to the of- 
fice the Rev. John Bunyan Shearer, D.D. Under the ad- 
ministration of Dr. Shearer the College began to enter 
upon its period of recent prosperity. In 1901 Dr. Shearer 
retired from the active duties of President and became 
Vice-President. The Board of Trustees elected to the 
presidency Henry Louis Smith, M.A., Ph.D., who was 
at the time Professor of Natural Philosophy in the Col- 
lege. When Dr. Smith resigned in 1912 to accept the 
presidency of Washington and Lee University, the Board 
elected as President, William Joseph Martin, M.A., M.D., 
Ph.D., who was at the time Professor of Chemistry in the 
College. Dr. Martin entered upon the duties in the sum- 
mer of 1912 and was formally installed into office at the 
commencement of the session of 1912-13. 

For nearly half a century the College has had to make 
up in zeal, untiring labor, and heroic self-denial what she 
lost in worldly possessions. But after this long struggle 

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a new day has dawned. A campaign, under the leader- 
ship of Dr. T. W. Lingle as Field Agent, looking to an in- 
crease of the permanent endowment fund, assuming defi- 
nite form in the fall of 1908. After nearly two years of 
earnest effort, this campaign resulted in pledges which 
gave an addition of $225,000 to the endowment, besides 
certain additions to the material equipment, and in 1915- 
16 an additional $100,000 was added to the resources of 
the College. 

During the year, as a result of the Million Dollar 
Campaign for the Presbyterian Educational Institutions 
under the care of the Synod of North Carolina and its 
Presbyteries, conducted by Rev. M. E. Melvin, D.D., Field 
Secretary of the Executive Committee of Christian Edu- 
cation and Ministerial Relief of the General Assembly of 
the. Presbyterian Church, U. S., the College has had 
pledged to it in additional resources over $400,000 and 
from other sources $150,000 more. About $200,000 of 
this will, in the next two years, be invested in additional 
buildings and equipment while the balance will be added 
to the permanent endowment. 

Since the Civil War, $175,000 has been invested in 
apparatus, laboratories, and additional equipment, and 
the College has gone steadily onward with its work, train- 
ing leaders in church and state, at peace with its denomi- 
nation and all other institutions of learning, standing al- 
ways for genuineness, thoroughness, and unremitting 
study, and giving to her students that liberal, hard-won 
Christian culture which leads to broadened vision, intel- 
lectual self-reliance, and spiritual power. 

The Permanent Investment of the College is approxi- 
mately $720,000, of which approximately $400,000 is in- 
come-producing, and $320,000 is in educational equip- 
ment. These figures are based on cost of buildings and 
equipments and not on present values. If based on pres- 

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ent values the Permanent Investment would be approxi- 
mately $1,000,000 and the amount invested in buildings 
and equipment approximately $600,000. The total in- 
come for the past year was $70,000. 

Some idea of the recent growth of the college may be 
gathered from the following statement of matriculation 
of students : 

For year 1890-91 113 

For year 1900-01 131 

For year 1910-11 342 

For year 1919-20 454 

The area of patronage outside of North Carolina is as 
follows for the same years : 

For year 1890-91 34 

For year 1900-01 61 

For year 1910-11 171 

For year 1919-20 237 



The members of the Board are elected by their respec- 
tive Presbyteries of the Synods of North Carolina, South 
Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. Of these there are fifty- 
five members. Six members additional are elected by the 
Alumni Association. All elections are for a term of four 
years. The annual meeting- of the Board is held at the 
college on Tuesday of Commencement week. Officers and 
Executive Committee are elected each year at this annual 
meeting. The Executive Committee meets several times 
during the year, and exercises all the powers of the Board 
during the interval between the meetings of the Board 
itself; its acts, however, are subject to the review and 
control of the Board of Trustees. 



Rev. E. L. Flannagan Wilson, N. C Albemarle 1921 

Rev. R. A. Lapsley, Jr Tarboro, N. C Albemarle 1923 

Rev. J. R. Hay Brevard, N. C Asheville 1923 

Rev. R. C. Anderson Montreat, N. C Asheville .1921 

Rev. Byron Clark, D.D ... Salisbury, N. C Concord 1920 

Rev. E. D. Brown China Grove, N. C. .Concord 1920 

Rev. S. H. Hay Mooresville, N. C. . .Concord 1923 

Mr. G. F. Harper Lenoir, N. C Concord 1923 

Mr. J. P. Allison Concord, N. C Concord 1922 

Mr. 0. D. Davis Salisbury, N. C Concord 1922 

Prof. J. H. Hill Statesville, N. C Concord 1921 

Rev. C. M. Richards, D.D.. Davidson, N. C Concord 1921 

Mr. A. L. James Laurinburg, N. C. .Fayetteville . . .1921 

Rev. E. L. Siler Maxton, N. C Fayetteville . . .1922 

Rev. A. R. McQueen Dunn, N. C Fayetteville . . .1923 

Mr. J. W. McLaughlin. . .Raeford, N. C Fayetteville . . .1920 

Rev. T. E. P. Woods Rutherfordton, N. C.Kings Mountain 1920 

Mr. S. A. Robinson Gastonia, N. C Kings Mountain 1922 

Mr. W. H. Belk Charlotte, N. C Mecklenburg .. .1919 

Rev. A. A. McGeachy, D.D.Charlotte, N. C Mecklenburg .. .1919 

Mr. J. W. Pharr Charlotte, N. C Mecklenburg .. . 1919 

Mr. R. A. Dunn Charlotte, N. C Mecklenburg .. .1920 

Mr. Geo. E. Wilson, Sr. .. Charlotte, N. C Mecklenburg .. .1920 

Rev. C. E. Hodgin Greensboro, N. C. . .Orange 1920 

Trustees and Officers 11 



Rev. L. T. Wilds, Jr Lexington, N. C Orange 1923 

Mr. Geo. W. Watts Durham, N. C Orange 1922 

Rev. D. L. Craig, D.D . . . Reidsville, N. C Orange 1921 

Rev. W. M. Baker Mt. Olive, N. C Wilmington . . .1923 

Rev. J. 0. Mann Wilmington, N. C. .Wilmington . . . 1923 



Rev. W. J. McKay, D.D.. . Sumter, S. C Harmony 1922 

Rev. H. C. Hammond St. Charles, S. C... Harmony 1920 

Rev. C. L. Stewart Pelzer, S. C Piedmont 1921 

Mr. W. C. Smith Easley, S. C Piedmont 1921 



Rev. E. L. Hill, D.D Athens, Ga Athens 1921 

Rev. E. M. Munroe, Jr. .. Gainesville, Ga Athens 1923 

Rev. R. F. Kirkpatrick, 

D.D Atlanta, Ga Atlanta 1922 

Rev. J. E. Hemphill Atlanta, Ga Atlanta 1922 

Rev. C. M. Chumbley Augusta, Ga Augusta 1921 

Mr. H. L. Smith Dalton, Ga Cherokee 1923 

Rev. P. D. Patrick Menlo, Ga Cherokee 1923 

Rev. J. W. Stokes Fort Valley, Ga. . . .Macon 1923 

Mr. W. A. Watt Thomasville, Ga. . . .Macon 1922 

Rev. R. M. Mann Fitzgerald, Ga Savannah 1920 

Rev. G. L. Bitzer, D.D.. . . Valdosta, Ga Savannah 1920 



Rev. J. F. McKinnon Oakland, Fla St. Johns 1922 

Rev. W. S. Patterson Madison, Fla Florida 1920 

Rev. Donald MacQueen . .Palatka, Fla Suwanee 1920 



Rev. W. L. Lingle, D.D.. .Richmond, Va 1920 

*Mr. L. Richardson Greensboro, N. C 1920 

Rev. T. C. Whaling, D.D.. Columbia, S. C .1923 

Mr. W. T. Bailey Greenwood, S. C 1923 

Hon. B. R. Lacy Raleigh, N. C 1921 

Mr. W. J. Roddey Rock Hill, S. C 1921 

* Deceased. 

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Rev. W. L. Lingle, D.D President 

Mr. Geo. W. Watts Vice-President 

Rev. W. J. McKay, D.D Secretary 

Me. F. L. Jackson Treasurer and Business Manager 


Rev. W. L. Lingle, D.D., ex officio Chairman 

Rev. W. J. McKay, D.D., ex officio Secretary 

Mr. W. H. Belk Rev. Byron Clark, D.D. 

Mr. Geo. E. Wilson Mr. W. J. Roddey 

Mr. R. A. Dunn Rev. Thornton Whaling, D.D. 

Mr. J. P. Allison 

Mr. Geo. Wilson Mr. R. A. Dunn Mr. W. H. Belk 


Rev. W. L. Lingle, D.D. Rev. Byron Clark, D.D. 

Rev. Thornton Whaling, D.D. 



William Joseph Martin, President 
A.B., M.A. (Davidson), M.D., Ph.D. (University of Virginia) 

*John Bunyan Shearer, Vice-President 
A.B.(Hampden-Sidney), M.A. (University of Virginia), D.D., LL.D. 

William Richard Grey, A.B., Ph.D., Vice-President 

John Bunyan Shearer 

A.B. (Hampden-Sidney), M.A. (University of Virginia), D.D., LL.D. 

Professor of Biblical Instruction 

Caleb Richmond Harding 

A.B., M.A. (Davidson), Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins) 

Professor of Greek Language and Literature 

William Richard Grey 

A.B. (Davidson), Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins) 

Professor of Latin Language and Literature 

John Leighton Douglas 

A.B., M.A. (Davidson), (Johns Hopkins) 

Professor of Pure Mathematics 

James MacDowell Douglas 

A.B., M.A. (Davidson), Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins) 

Professor of Physics 

Mark Edgar Sentelle 

A.B., M.A. (Davidson), M.A., (Yale University), D.D. 

J. W. Cannon Professor of Bible 

Joseph Moore McConnell 

A.B. (Davidson) y M.A., Ph.D. (University of Virginia) 

Professor of History 

John Wilson McConnell 

A.B., M.A. (Davidson), M.D. (University of Maryland) 

Professor of Biology and Physical Training 

Thomas Wilson Lingle 

A.B., M.A. (Davidson), Ph.D. (Leipsic), (Graduate Princeton 

Theological Seminary) 

Professor of Modern Languages 


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Howard Bell Aebuckle 
A.B., M.A. (Hampden-Sidney), Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins) 
Chambers Professor of Chemistry 

Archibald Currie 

A.B. (Davidson), (Columbia University) 

V/oodrow Wilson Professor of Economies and Political Science 

Edwin Francis Skewmake 

A.B. (College of William and Mary), A.M. (Columbia University) 

Alumni Professor of English 

William Wgodhull Wood 

A.B., C.E. (University of Virginia) 

Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics and Astronomy 

Macon Reed 

A.B. (University of South Carolina), (Vanderbilt University), 

(Columbia University) 

Associate Professor of Greek and Latin 

Harding Hunt 

B.S. (Tufts College), (Harvard University) 

Acting R. J. Reynolds Professor of Biology 

C. E. Graham Professor of Education 

Professor of English 

Charles Malone Richards 

A.B., D.D. (Davidson College) 

Instructor of Bible, Church History and Government, and 

Christian Evidences 

Lieut.-Col. A. H. Mueller 

Seventeenth Division 

Professor of Military Science and Tactics 

Frank Lee Jackson 

B.S. (Davidson College), C.P.A. 

Instructor of Accounting and Business Methods 

Oscar Julius Thies, Jr. 

B.S. (Davidson), (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) 

Instructor of Chemistry 

Faculty 15 


Accounting L. P. Good 

Bible O. P. Hart 

R. E. McClure 

Biology J. S. Brown 

R. R. Craig 

L. L. McAlister 

Chemistry J. R. Boulware 

A. L. Foscue 

L, P. Good 
T. M. Lowry 

Economics i"W. B. Sullivan 

English J. E. Cassell 

H. C. Hamilton 
R. T. Liston 

French C. K. Brown 


History J. M. Richards 

G. D. Sample 

Latin R. T. Liston 

Law H. B. Brown 

Mathematics C. K. Brown 

J. C. McCaskill 

Physics O. P. Hart 

L. G. Calhoun 
P. B. Carwile 
W. H. Harrell 
K. B. McCutchen 
J. P. Price 
A. L. Wilson 

Political Science A. G. Robinson 

Public Speaking R. R. Craig 

A. D. McArn 

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William Joseph Martin, M.D., Ph.D., LL.D. 


William Richard Grey, A.B., Ph.D. 

Mark Edgar Sentelle, A.B., M.A., D.D. 

Frank Lee; Jackson, B.S., C.P.A. 
Treasurer and Business Manager 

John Wilson MacConnell, M.A., M.D. 
College Physician 


Cornelia Shaw 
Librarian and Registrar 

Joseph Moore McConnell, A.B., A.M., Ph.D. 
Secretary of the Faculty 

fWlLLY McKinnon Fetzer 

Hugh Morton Grey, A.B. 

Director of Athletics 

Mrs. Alice B. Robson 
Trained Nurse in Charge of College Infirmary 

Orrie Altalene Steele 
Secretary to the President 

John Hill 
Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds 

Hattie Thompson 
Assistant to the Treasurer 

R. W. Holmes 

L. T. Horton 

W. I. Knox 



Faculty 17 

G. D. Sample 
Assistant to Registrar 

S. H. Askew 
Monitor of Senior Class 

C. N. Morrison 
Monitor of Junior Class 

J. C. Bailey 

E. H. Tufts 

Monitors of Sophomore Class 

E. N. Booker 

T. H. Spence 

Monitors of Freshman Class 

D. M. Chalmers 
Wm. P. Cumming 

Recorders for Committee on Absence 

J. E. Cassell 

J. C. McCaskill 

Power House 

P. G. Sutton 
Bell Ringer 


(The President is ex-officio member of all committees. The member 
first named in each instance is Chairman.) 

Executive — The President, Professors Grey, Sentelle, J. M. McCon- 
nell, J. L. Douglas. 

Local Finance — Professors Grey, J. L. Douglas, Mr. Jackson, the 
President. (Appointed by the Executive Committee of the 

Absence — Professors Sentelle, J. W. MacConnell, Currie, Wood. 

Supervision and Advisory — (Freshmen) Professors Wood, Ar- 
buckle, Shewmake, Lingle, Currie, Reed; (Sophomores) Pro- 
fessors J. M. Douglas, J. M. McConnell, J. W. MacConnell, 
Grey; (Juniors) Professor J. L. Douglas; (Seniors) Professor 

Entrance Requirements and Admission — The Dean, Professors 
Reed, Shewmake. 

18 Davidson College 

Honors (Graduation and Class) — Professors Wood, J. W. Mac- 

Degrees (Graduation and Honorary) — Professors Harding, Sen- 
telle, Arbuckle. 

Punctuality Roll — Registrar, and Student Office Force. 

Schedules (Examination and Recitation) — The President, Profes- 
sors Wood, Arbuckle. 

Public Lectures and Celebrations — Professors Lingle, Shew- 

Bulletins and Press — Professors Currie, Harding, the President. 

Student Publications — Professors J. M. Douglas, Sentelle, J. M. 
McConnell, Lingle. 

Athletics — Professors J. M. Douglas, Arbuckle, Wood. 

Student Organizations (Other than Athletic) — Professors Ar- 
buckle, J. M. McConnell, Shewniake. 

Intercollegiate Debates and Oratorical Contests— Professors 
Currie, J. M. McConnell. 

Finances of Student Organizations — Mr. Jackson, Prof. J. L. 

Student Self-Help — Mr. Jackson, Professors Sentelle, Arbuckle. 

Student Teachers' Exchange — Professor J. M. McConnell, The 

Library — Professors Shewniake, Lingle, J. L. Douglas, Arbuckle, 
Miss Shaw. 

Buildings and Grounds — Mr. Jackson, Professors Wood, Grey. 

Hospital and Sanitation — Professors J. W. MacConnell, Ar- 
buckle, Hunt. 

Alumni Associations — Mr. Jackson, Professors J. W. MacConnell, 

Entertainment of Trustees — Professors J. M. McConnell, J. M.. 
Douglas, Mr. Jackson. 

Chapel and Church Seating — Professor J. L. Douglas (Seniors), 
Professor J. M. Douglas (Juniors), Professor Grey (Sopho- 
mores), Professors J. M. McConnell and Shewniake (Fresh- 



Applicants for admission should enter into corre- 
spondence with the Dean at as early a date as possible. 
Students coming from other institutions must furnish a 
letter of honorable dismissal, together with a detailed 
statement of both high school and college credits to which 
they are entitled. No one under fifteen years of age is ad- 
mitted, while ordinarily seventeen should be considered 
the minimum age. The average age of the members of 
the Freshman class is above eighteen. 

No student will be admitted who does not present a 
certificate of good moral character from his school princi- 
pal, or other reliable person who can and does testify 
from personal knowledge. 

No young man who cheats on high-school examina- 
tions, or who drinks or gambles, is wanted at Davidson 
College, and it is earnestly requested that the name 
and address of such be not sent to the President. Only 
those should apply for admission who are willing to at- 
tend all college exercises faithfully, to respect the regu- 
lations of the institution, and seriously to engage in the 
work assigned them. 

If it is found desirable to limit the number of stu- 
dents preference will be given to those classifying for a 
degree and with no entrance conditions. 


If the candidate desires to enter on certificate from an 
accredited school, he must present a certificate blank, fur- 
nished by the college on application, carefully and com- 
pletely filled out, and signed by the superintendent or 
principal of his school. 

It is advisable to have the certificate prepared as 

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early in the summer as possible because it is usually dif- 
ficult to secure the proper records after the teachers have 
scattered for the vacation. If the candidate lacks some- 
thing of the full requirements for admission, he may save 
valuable time and possibly some disappointment by work- 
ing during the summer prior to his entrance on such 
deficiencies in preparation as may have been found. It 
is exceedingly unwise for applicants to present them- 
selves at the opening of college without knowing that they 
will be accepted. Much inconvenience and some expense 
may be saved them if they will send in their high school 
record well ahead of time for matriculation. 

To be admitted to the Freshman class in all subjects 
without conditions, it is necessary for the applicant to 
present a minimum of fifteen units of high-school work. 
A unit represents a year's study in any subject in a sec- 
ondary school, constituting approximately a quarter of a 
full year's work. With four subjects, a student would 
make four units a year in a high school, and sixteen units 
in four years. Students are earnestly warned against 
entrance into college until well prepared to carry college 
work successfully; otherwise they will soon become dis- 
couraged, and lose interest in their education. A student 
with proper testimonials as to ability may, however, enter 
Davidson with two units of conditions. In this case, he 
will be required to remove these conditions within one 
year, either by outside study, or by pursuing certain 
first-year courses in college, that may be counted as part 
of entrance requirements, such courses not to count 
toward a degree. 

It should be understood that conditions handicap a 
student and especially when these conditions are in Eng- 
lish, Mathematics or Languages. It is very desirable 
that any conditions in these subjects should be removed 
by summer work done prior to college entrance if they 

Admission 21 

can not be removed by work in the regular school term. 
The fifteen units must be selected from the follow- 
ing list: 


a. Grammar and Composition 1 un ft 

b. Rhetoric and Composition 1 unit 

c. Literature 1 unit, 

(All three units are required.) 

Aims and Methods of Instruction — "The study of English in 
school has two main objects, which should be considered of equal 
importance: (1) command of correct and clear English, spoken 
and written; (2) ability to read with accuracy, intelligence, and 
appreciation, and the development of the habit of reading good 
literature with enjoyment. 

"The first object requires instruction in grammar and composi- 
tion. English grammar should ordinarily be reviewed in the sec- 
ondary school; and correct spelling and grammatical accuracy 
should be rigorously exacted in connection with all written work. 
The principles of English composition governing punctuation, the 
use of words, sentences, and paragraphs should be thoroughly mas- 
tered; and practice in composition, oral as well as written, should 
extend through the secondary school period. Written exercises may 
well comprise letter -writing, narration, description, and easy expo- 
sition and argument. It is advisable that subjects for this work 
be taken from the student's personal experience, general knowl- 
edge, and studies other than English, as well as from his reading 
in literature. Finally, special instruction in language and compo- 
sition should be accompanied by concerted effort of teachers in all 
branches to cultivate in the student the habit of using good Eng- 
lish in his recitations and various exercises, whether oral or written. 

"The second object is sought by means of the reading and study 
of a number of books from which may be framed a progressive 
course in literature. The student should be trained in reading 
aloud and be encouraged to commit to memory notable passages 
both in verse and in prose. As an aid to literary appreciation, he 
is further advised to acquaint himself with the most important 
facts in the lives of the authors whose works he reads and with 
their place in literary history. He should read the books carefully, 
but his attention should not be so fixed upon details that he fails 
to appreciate the main purpose and charm of what he reads. 

"A few of these books should be read with special care, greater 

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stress being laid upon form and style, the exact meaning of words 
and phrases, and the understanding of allusions."* 

Selections from Literature — In accordance with the entrance 
requirements in literature for the years 1920-1922, teachers of 
English in secondary schools may base their courses on either of 
the two lists here given: 

Restricted List, 1920-1922 

A. Books for Reading — "The books provided for reading are 
arranged in the following groups, from each of which at least two 
selections are to be made, except that, for any book in Group 1 a 
.book from any other may be substituted." 

Group 1. Classics in Translation — The Old Testament (at 
least the chief narrative episodes in Genesis, Exodus, Joshua, 
Judges, Samuel, Kings, and Daniel, together with the books of 
Ruth and Esther) ; the Odyssey (with the omission, if desired, of 
Books I, II, III, IV, V, XV, XVI) ; the ^Eneid. "The Odyssey and 
the JEneid should be read in English translations of recognized 
literary merit.'' 

Group 2. Drama — Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice, As 
You Like It, Julius Csesar. 

Group 3. Prose Fiction — Dickens: A Tale of Tivo Cities; 
George Eliot: Silas Marner; Scott: Quentin Dunvard; Hawthorne: 
The House of the Seven Gables. 

Group 4. Essays, Biography, Etc. — Addison and Steele: The 
Sir Roger de Coverley Papers; Irving: The Sketch Book (about 
175 pages) ; Macaulay: Lord Clive; Parkman: The Oregon Trail. 

Group 5. Poetry — Tennyson: The Coming of Arthur, Gareth 
and Lynette, Lancelot and Elaine, The Passing of Arthur; Brown- 
ing: Cavalier Tunes, The Lost Leader, How They Brought the 
Good News from Ghent to Aix, Home Thoughts from Abroad, Home 
Thoughts from the Sea, Incident of the French Camp, Herve Riel, 
Pheidippides, My Last Duchess, Up at a Villa — Down in the City, 
The Italian in England, The Patriot, the Pied Piper, "De Gusti- 
bus ," Instans Tyrannus; Scott: The Lady of the Lake; Cole- 
ridge: The Ancient Mariner, and Arnold: Sohrab and Rustum. 

B. Books for Study — "The books for study are arranged in 
four groups, from each of which one selection is to be made." 

*From the Report (February 22, 1916) of the National Confer- 
ence on Uniform Entrance Requirements in English. 

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Group 1. Drama — Shakespeare: Macbeth, Hamlet. 

Group 2. Poetry — Milton: L' Allegro, II Penseroso, Comus; 
Palgrave's Golden Treasury (First Series), Book IV, with special 
attention to Wordsworth, Keats, and Shelley. 

Group 3. Oratory — Burke : Speech on Conciliation with Amer- 
ica; Washington's Farewell Address; Yfebster's First Bunker Hill 
Oration, and Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. 

Group 4. Essays — Macaulay: Life of Johnson; Carlyle: Essay 
on Burns, with a brief selection from Burns' Poems. 

Comprehensive List, 1920-1922 

"The following list is not intended to be in any sense prescrip- 
tive. Its purpose is rather to indicate, by examples, the kind of 
literature that secondary pupils should be taught to appreciate. 
Books of equal merit, covering a similar range of literary types, 
will be accepted as equivalents.'' 

Group 1. Classics in Translation — The Old Testament, com- 
prising at least the chief narrative episodes in Genesis, Exodus, 
Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings, and Daniel, together with the 
books of Ruth and Esther; the Odyssey (with the omission, if de- 
sired, of Books I, II, III, IV, V, XV, XVI, XVII) ; the Iliad (with 
the omission, if desired, of Books XI, XIII, XIV, XV, XVII, XXI) ; 
the Mneid. "The Odyssey, Iliad, and JEneid should be read in 
English translations of recognized literary merit." 

Group 2. Drama — Everyman; Shakespeare: A Midsummer 
Night's Dream, The Merchant of Venice, As You Like It, Tivelfth 
Night, The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet, King John, Richard the 
Second, Richard the Third, Henry the Fifth, Coriolanus, Julius 
Caesar, Macbeth, Hamlet; Goldsmith: She Stoops to Conquer; 
Sheridan: The Rivals. 

Group 3. Prose Fiction — Malory: Morte d' Arthur; Bunyan: 
Pilgrim's Progress (Part I) ; Swift: Gulliver's Travels (voyages 
to Lilliput and to Brobdingnag) ; Defoe: Robinson Crusoe (Part 
I) ; Goldsmith: Vicar of Wakefield; Frances Burney: Evelina; 
Scott's novels; Jane Austen's novels; Maria Edgeworth; Castle 
Rackrent, The Absentee; Dickens' novels; Thackeray's novels; 
George Eliot's novels; Mrs. Gaskell: Cranford; Kingsley: West- 
ward Ho! or Hereward the Wake; Reade: The Cloister and the 
Hearth; Lytton: Last Days of Pompeii; Blackmore: Lorna Doone; 
Hughes: Tom Brown's School Days; Stevenson: Treasure Island, 
Kidnapped, Master of Ballantrae, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde; Kip- 

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ling; Kim, Captains Courageous, Jungle Books; Cooper's novels 
Poe: Selected Tales; Hawthorne: The House of the Seven Gables, 
Twice-Told Tales, Mosses from an Old Manse; Howells: The Rise 
of Silas Lapham, A Boy's Town; Wister: The Virginian; Cable: 
Old Creole Days; short stories by various standard writers, as 
Bret Harte, Aldrich, Page, Hale, and Barrie. 

Group 4. Essays, Biography, Oratory, Etc. — Addison and 
Steele: The Sir Roger de Coverley Papers; selections from The 
Tatler and The Spectator; Boswell: Selections from The Life of 
Johnson; Franklin: Autobiography; Washington: Farewell Ad- 
dress; Burke: Speech on Conciliation with America; Irving: Life 
of Goldsmith; Southey: Life of Nelson; Lamb: Essays of Elia; 
Lockhart: Life of Scott; Thackeray: Lectures on Swift, Addison 
and Steele in The English Humorists ; Macaulay: Lord Clive, War- 
ren Hastings, Milton, Addison, Goldsmith, Frederic the Great, 
Madame d'Arblay, Life of Johnson, two speeches on Copyright, His- 
tory of England (Chapter III) ; Trevelyan: Selections from the 
Life of Macaulay ; Carlyle: Essay on Burns; Ruskin: Sesame and 
Lilies (selections) ; Dana: Two Years Before the Mast;- Webster: 
First Bunker Hill Oration; Lincoln: Selections, including at least 
the Speech at Cooper Union, the two Inaugurals, the Speeches in 
Independence Hall and at Gettysburg, the Last Public Address, 
the Letter to Horace Greeley, together with a brief memoir or esti- 
mate of Lincoln; Parkman: The Oregon Trail; Emerson: Man- 
ners, Self -Reliance; Thoreau: Walden; Lowell: Selected Essays; 
Holmes: The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table; Burroughs: Se- 
lected Essays; Warner: In the Wilderness; Curtis: Prue and I, 
Public Duty of Educated Men; Stevenson: An Inland Voyage, and 
Travels with a Donkey; Huxley: Autobiography and Selections 
from Lay Sermons^ including the addresses on Improving Natural 
Knowledge, A Liberal Education, and a Piece of Chalk; Hudson: 
Idle Days in Patagonia; Clemens: Life on the Mississippi; Riis: 
The Making of an American; Bryce: The Hindrances to Good Citi- 
zenship; a collection of essays by Bacon, Lamb, De Quincey, Haz- 
litt, Emerson, and later writers; a collection of letters by various 
standard writers. 

Group 5 — Poetry — Palgrave's Golden Treasury (First Series), 
Books II and III, with special attention to Dryden, Collins, Gray, 
Cowper, and Burns; Palgrave's Golden Treasury (First Series), 
Book IV, with special attention to Wordsworth, Keats, and Shel- 
ley; Milton: L' Allegro, II Penseroso, Comus, Lycidas; Pope: The 

Admission 25 

Rape of the Lock; Goldsmith: The Traveller, and The Deserted 
Village; a collection of English and Scottish ballads, as, for exam- 
ple, Robin Hood Ballads, The Battle of Otterburne, King Estmere, 
Young Beichan, Bewick and Grahame, Sir Patrick Spens, and a 
selection from later ballads; Coleridge: The Ancient Mariner, 
Christabel, and Kubla Khan; Byron: Childe Harold, Canto III, or 
Childe Harold, Canto TV, and The Prisoner of Chillon; Scott: The 
Lady of the Lake, Marmion; Macaulay : The Lays of Ancient Rome, 
The Battle of Naseby, The Armada, Ivry; Tennyson: The Princess, 
The Coming of Arthur, The Holy Grail, Gareth and Lynette, Lance- 
lot and Elaine, and The Passing of Arthur; Browning: Cavalier 
Tunes, The Lost Leader, How They Brought the Good News from 
Ghent to Aix, Home Thoughts from Abroad, Home Thoughts from 
the Sea, Incident of the French Camp, Herve Riel, Pheidippides, 
My Last Duchess, Up at a Villa — Down in the City, The Italian in 

England, The Patriot, The Pied Piper, "De Gustibus ," Instans 

Tyrannus; Arnold: Sohrab and Rustum, The Forsaken Merman, 
Balder Dead; selections from American poetry, with special atten- 
tion to Bryant, Poe, Lowell, Longfellow, Whittier, and Holmes. 

(a, b, c, d required) 

a. Algebra to Quadratics 1 unit 

The four fundamental operations for rational algebraic expres- 
sions; factoring, determination of highest common factor and low- 
est common multiple by factoring; fractions, including complex 
fractions, ratio, and proportion; linear equations, both numerical 
and literal, containing one or more unknown quantities, problems 
depending on linear equations ; radicals, including the extraction of 
the square root of polynomials and of numbers; exponents, includ- 
ing fractional and negative. 

b. Quadratic Equations, Binominal Theorem and Pro- 
gressions % or 1 unit 

Quadratic equations, both numerical and literal; simple cases of 
equations with one or more unknown quantities, that can be solved 
by the methods of linear or quadratic equations; problems depend- 
ing upon quadratic equations; the binominal formula for positive 
integral exponents; the formulas for the nth term and the sum of 
the terms of arithmetic and geometric progressions, with applica- 

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c. Plane Geometry — 5 books 1 unit 

The usual theorems and constructions of good text-books, includ- 
ing the general properties of plane rectilinear figures; the circle 
and the measurement of angles; similar polygons; areas; regular 
polygons and the measurement of the circle. The solution of numer- 
ous original exercises, including loci problems. Application to the 
mensuration of lines and plane surfaces. 

d. Solid Geometry % unit 

The usual theorems and constructions of good text-books, includ- 
ing the relations of planes and lines in space; the properties and 
measurement of prisms, pyramids, cylinders, and cones; the sphere 
and the spherical triangle. The solution of numerous original exer- 
cises, including loci problems. Applications to the mensuration of 
surfaces and solids. 

e. Plane Trigonometry V 2 unit 

Definitions and relations of the six trigonometric functions as 
ratios; circular measurement of angles; proofs of principal formu- 
las; product formulas; trigonometric transformations. Solution of 
simple trigonometric equations. Theory and use of logarithms 
(without introducing infinite series) . Solution of right and oblique 
triangles with applications. 


a. Grammar and Composition 1 unit 

The student should have constant drill in forms, rules of gen- 
der, case constructions, uses of the subjunctive and the infinitive, 
conjugation of regular and irregular verbs, and in the translation 
of easy prose into Latin. 

b. Caesar — 4 books 1 unit 

c. Cicero — 6 orations or equivalent 1 unit 

d. Virgil's ^Ineid — 6 books 1 unit 

a, b, and c, or their equivalent, are necessary for unconditioned 
entrance into the Freshman class in Latin (preparation in Virgil 
in addition is highly recommended). 

Accuracy in translation and repeated reviewing is absolutely 
necessary, and the drill in forms, uses of the moods in direct and in 
indirect discourses, constructions of cases, and in Latin composi- 
tion should be continued daily along with the work in Caesar, Cicero, 
and Virgil. 

Admission 27 


a. Grammar and Composition 1 unit 

b. Xenophon's Anabasis — 4 books 1 unit 

Teachers preparing students for Freshman Greek are urged to 
lay special emphasis on the following points: (1) The mastery of 
the forms as given in any of the standard types of a Beginner's 
Greek Book, embracing the inflection of nouns, pronouns, and adjec- 
tives, the comparison of adjectives, the conjugation of the w and /« 
verbs; (2) a knowledge of the general principles of accent; (3) 
vocabularies memorized, so that the student can give the corre- 
sponding Greek or the corresponding English word according to 
the form of the question; (4) the study of irregular verbs, cer- 
tainly, at least, to the point where the form under consideration in 
the Greek text can be readily recognized by the student. 

As far as may be, Greek composition should be attempted, but 
where choice must be made it is far better to emphasize forms, 
vocabulary, and translation of Greek into English. 

In the study of the Greek text, viz., Xenophon's Anabasis and 
the selections therefrom, the student should be taught to give as 
literal a translation as is consistent with English idiom. 


a. American History and Government 1 unit 

b. English History 1 unit 

c. The History of Greece and Rome 1 unit 

d. Medieval and Modern European History 1 unit 

Any standard high-school texts in history are recognized. 


The admission requirements in elementary French are those of 
the Modern Language Association of America. 

a. Elementary French 1 unit 

The first year's work should comprise a careful drill in pronun- 
ciation, rudiments of grammar, including regular and the most 
common irregular verbs, inflection of other parts of speech, drill in 
the use of pronouns, word order, elementary syntax. Much prac- 
tice should be given both the ear and tongue, by means of reading, 
dictation, and some conversation. About 150 pages of graduated 
text should be read, some poems committed to memory, and work 
done in composition every day. 

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b. Intermediate French 1 unit 

The second year's work should comprise the completion of a 
Beginner's French Grammar, the reading of three hundred pages 
of graduated text, continued drill in composition, irregular verbs, 
dictation, idioms, etc. 

The admission requirements in elementary German are those of 
the Modern Language Association of America. 

a. Elementary German 1 unit 

The first year's work should comprise careful drill in the pro- 
nunciation, drill in the rudiments of grammar, the inflection of the 
various parts of speech, practice for the ear and tongue by means 
of reading, dictation, and some conversation, memorizing some 
poems, and work every day in composition, together with the read- 
ing of 100 pages of easy texts. 

b. Intermediate German 1 unit 

The second year's work should comprise the completion of a 
good Beginner's German Grammar, continued drill in forms and 
syntax, a hundred irregular verbs, daily oral exercises and com- 
position work, together with the reading of 175 pages of graduated 


Physical Geography 1 unit 

Requirements include such knowledge as is gained by careful 
study of such texts as Maury's Physical Geography, or Tarr's Ele- 
mentary Physical Geography. Drawing and field work should be 

Physics 1 unit 

This course should cover in a good high-school text the topics of 
mechanics, sound, light, heat, electricity, and magnetism. Lecture 
table demonstrations and student laboratory work should be in- 
cluded. The student's notebook of written reports on this work 
should be presented with indication of its acceptance by the teacher. 

Chemistry 1 unit 

The high-school student is recommended to take Physics before 
Chemistry, and if only one can be thoroughly done in his school, to 
omit Chemistry. Laboratory work should have been done by the 
student and his notebook presented. 



Physiology y 2 unit 

The preparation in Physiology should include a study of a stand- 
ard text. Special study should be given to diet, sanitation, and 

Zoology Y2 unit 

Agriculture Y2 unit 

Botany % unit 

Drawing 1 unit 

A year's work, including simple geometrical plane and solid 
figures, simple pieces of machinery; elementary rules of perspec- 
tive, light and shade, as applied in freehand sketching. 
Stenography and Typewriting % or 1 unit 

Leading to the corresponding college courses (see page — ). 
(Figures refer to high school units and express minimum require- 

A.B. 2 B.S. 

English 3 English 3 

Mathematics... Mathematics... 

3 or 3y 2 3or3% 

f Latin 3 *French ] 

History 1 German J- 3 

*Electives Latin J 

5 or 4Ms History 1 

— *Electives 

15 15 5 or 4% 

A.B. 1 

English 3 

Mathematics. . . 

3 or 3y 2 

Latin 3 

History 1 


5 or 4% 


*It is recommended that Greek be offered among the Electives 
for A.B. 1, and two units in French or German for A.B. 2, and 
two units in both French and German for B.S. Of the Language 
requirements for B.S. a minimum of two units must be offered in 
one language. 

fin place of Latin two units of Greek and one additional unit 
of Foreign Language may be offered in A.B. 2. 

No student will be admitted unconditionally with less than 3 
units of foreign languages. 

In the case of a mature man, over twenty years of age, wish- 
ing to pursue some special course at Davidson, the faculty may 
waive the ordinary entrance requirements, provided evidence of 
ability to carry college work in the courses to be pursued is given. 
Such students will, in their first two years, be required to take the 
course in R. 0. T. C, unless physically disqualified, in which case 

30 Davidson College 

they will be required to take special gymnasium work under the 

No student, regular or special, will be permitted to carry less 
than fifteen recitation hours per week (required or basic R. O. T. C. 
not counted in this), unless for sufficient cause the faculty grant 
special permission to carry less. 


Entrance examinations at the college are usually held 
from 9 a.m., to 12 m., and from 2 to 5 p.m., on Wednesday 
of the opening week. New students arriving later may 
be examined on entrance, but all are urged to be present 
at the opening of the term. Much is lost by delay of even 
a day or two. The examinations will be in writing, and 
will cover the ground outlined in the previous pages un- 
der "Admission by Certificate." 


Candidates for the higher classes will be examined in 
writing on all the studies previously gone over by the 
class which they propose to enter. To no high school is 
given the right to enter students by certificate in studies 
higher than Freshmen. Certificates of courses success- 
fully pursued at colleges and universities of equal grade 
with Davidson will, in courtesy to the institutions, be ac- 
cepted at their full value. 

Every applicant for admission, having sent in his cer- 
tificates and testimonials to the Dean and been accepted 
for entrance, should arrive at Davidson not later than 
Wednesday morning of the opening week in Septem- 
ber, and he will do well to come in on the noon trains 
Tuesday. This will give him time to complete matricula- 
tion and make arrangements for room, board, etc., before 
beginning the work of the session on Thursday. 

Old students returning should complete their matricu- 

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lation not later than Wednesday. All students are re- 
quired to report to the Treasurer and the Dean within 
twenty-four hours after their arrival. This also applies, 
as far as the Treasurer is concerned, to all students re- 
turning for the spring term 

Students returning after Christmas will report to the 
Treasurer by 6 p.m. of the opening day. Any student 
registering later than this, no matter what the cause of 
the delay, will be charged a delayed registration fee of 
$2.00 for the first day and $2.00 for each day thereafter 
until he registers, but the maximum total charge for 
delayed registration shall not exceed $10.00. For no cause 
will the initial charge of $2.00 be remitted, and the subse- 
quent charge only in case the cause of delay was mani- 
festly beyond the power of the student to control. The 
student's request for such remission must be presented 
in writing to the faculty and be accompanied by a written 
statement from the parent or guardian giving the reason 
for delayed registration. 

All money so received shall be credited to the Societas 
Fratrum Loan Fund for needy students. 

All new students will be matriculated in the office of 
the Dean, in the Library building. All other students 
will be matriculated in the same building by the proper 
matriculation officers. 

New students will be classified provisionally, in ac- 
cordance with certificate previously submitted, examina- 
tions taken, and consultation with the professors in the 
respective departments. Each student should present to 
the registration officer a copy of the schedule of recita- 
tions, with his proposed subjects underlined in pencil, and 
should be careful in selecting the subjects to avoid all 
conflicts, as none will be allowed unless necessary to grad- 
uation, in which case the matter must be submitted to 
the faculty. Each student must carry not less than fif- 

32 Davidson College 

teen recitation hours per week in addition to required 
It. 0. T. C. or gymnasium work. 

Each student will be given by the officer, who registers 
and classifies him, cards on which will be marked the 
classes he desires to enter. These cards, presented to the 
professors, entitle the student to be enrolled in those 
classes, and must be presented at the first meeting of the 
classes after his matriculation. 

Professors will not enroll students until the card is 
presented, and the student will be marked absent for all 
the meetings of the class after the date of his matricula- 
tion and before the card is presented. 

A thorough physical examination, at the opening of 
the fall term, or immediately on entrance, is required of 
each new student at the hands of the College Physician 
and the Athletic Director. 


The degrees of Bachelor of Arts and of Bachelor of Science are 
conferred upon students successfully completing the courses indi- 
cated under the heading, "Requirements for Degrees," on page 57. 
For conditions of the Master's degree, see page 61. 

Mr. Jackson 

To assist those who expect to enter any department of business 
and to give an opportunity to all students who wish to learn to 
apply business methods to their life work, a course in Accounting 
and Business Management is offered. 

The course will cover in the main the principles, methods, and 
accounting procedure of modern business organization and man- 
agement by individuals, partnerships and corporations. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Juniors and Seniors. 

Associate Professor W. W. Wood 
1. General Astronomy 

The aim of this course is to give the student a general knowl- 
edge of the fundamental principles underlying the. motions and 
physical state of the heavenly bodies, so far as known, as well as a 
description of these bodies and an outline of the methods by which 
this knowledge has been attained. 

Night classes are held throughout the year to insure familiarity 
with the principal constellations. 

During the last two months the Elements of Meteorology are 

Prerequisites : Physics 1, Mathematics 2. 

Three recitations a week, and occasional night classes. Elective 
for Juniors and Seniors. 


Professor Sentelle 
Doctor Richards 

The Chair embraces the study of the English Scriptures, outlines 
of Church History and Christian Evidences. The course extends 
over four years of the curriculum and it is intended that it should 

34 Davidson College 

require as thorough work and give as high disciplinary, results as 
any other study. 

The first two years is required work. All the historical books 
of the Bible are studied in minute detail, and a brief survey of the 
prophets and epistles in their historic setting is made. A fuller 
study of the prophetic and epistolary books is to be had in con- 
nection with the elective courses in Christian Evidences and Church 

The full course, therefore, embraces Bible History, Oriental His- 
tory as it interlaces with Jewish History, Geography, Archaeology, 
in the light of recent discoveries; laws moral, ceremonial, civil, and 
social; Typology, Miracles and the Unities of Scripture. 

1. Old Testament History 

This course begins with Genesis and ends with the Exile. 
Three recitations a week. Required of all Freshmen. Professor 
Sentelle, Doctor Richards. 

2. Old and New Testament History 

This course begins with the return from the Exile. Makes a 
careful study of the period between the Old and New Testaments, 
and ends with the study of the Acts and Epistles. 

Three recitations a week. Required of all Sophomores. Profes- 
sor Sentelle. 

3. Christian Evidences 

The purpose of this course is to give a study of the grounds of 
Theistic and Christian belief and to justify a positive belief in 
Christianity as grounded in thought, history, and life. Some of the 
topics treated are the relations of science, philosophy and religion, 
the principle anti-theistic theories, evolution and its bearing on the 
Christian faith, the credibility of the Miracles, and the argument 
for Christianity in the character of the Christian System. Alter- 
nates with 4. 

Three recitations a week. 

Elective for Juniors and Seniors. Doctor Richards. 

4. General Church History and Government 

First there is a course in General Church History, leading up to 
a study of the Presbyterian churches of the world. This, in turn, 
is followed by a careful study of the Presbyterian Book of Govern- 
ment in constant comparison with the forms of government of other 
churches, all the while such attention being given to distinctive doc- 
trines as will enable the student to have an intelligent conception 
of the Presbyterian and other systems. 

Courses of Instruction 35 

During the year lessons will also be given in this Department on 
the history, organization, and practical working of the Sunday 
School. Alternates with 3. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Juniors and Seniors. 
Doctor Richards. 


Professor J. W. MacConnell 

Associate Professor Hunt 

The courses in Biology are designed to give a general knowledge 
of the fundamental principles of biological science, such as is needed 
in a general education and by those expecting to study medicine. 

Attention is paid not only to the details of structure of animal 
and plant life, but to the properties of living things, their func- 
tions, life histories, and their general phyletic and evolutionary rela- 
tionship. A knowledge of Chemistry, such as is to be had in an 
elementary course, is of advantage, and is recommended in order 
that physiologic processes may be more easily mastered. 

The laboratory is large; each student is provided with ample 
desk room and materials. Dissecting instruments and drawing 
paper are furnished by the department at cost. A good supply of 
microscopes is available and demonstration slides are in daily use, 
the collection in vertebrate histology being especially good. 

A sliding microtome has been recently bought and students will 
be able to carry through the processes of embedding, sectioning, 
staining, and mounting celloidin material. The supply of chemicals 
and glassware is ample and a full supply of preserved material is 
at hand. 

It is attempted to make the student, in his laboratory work, see 
and draw things for himself, the final object being not so much to 
teach the facts of the science as to inculcate independence of work 
and the scientific spirit in those studying in the department. 

1. General Biology 

A few selected forms are studied as type animals or type plants 
to illustrate the generalizations of Biology. The animals studied 
and dissected are the amoeba parmocecium, hydra, clam, crawfish, 
frog, starfish, fowl, and rabbit. The work in Botany consists of the 
study of the structure and functions of plants and their taxonomy. 
The yeasts, molds, and bacteria, together with the fungi, ferns, and 
flowering plants, are studied. The first term is devoted to Zoology, 

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and the spring term to Botany. Laboratory courses are given in 
each branch. 

Two recitations and four hours of laboratory a week. Associate 
Professor Hunt. 

2. Vertebrate Morphology 

This course consists of advanced work along the lines laid down 
in General Biology. The work is a detailed study and dissection 
of a type animal in each class of vertebrates. The animals studied 
and dissected are the dogfish, perch, Necturus, the frog, turtle, 
pigeon, and cat. Each organ is studied with reference to its 
anatomy and physiology. Lectures, quizzes, and laboratory work. 
Open to all students who have completed Biology 1. 

Two recitations and four hours of laboratory. Associate Pro- 
fessor Hunt. 

3. Botany 

Lectures and laboratory work. An advanced course in plant 
morphology and physiology open to all students who have com- 
pleted Biology L 

Two lectures and six hours of laboratory work. Associate Pro- 
fessor Hunt. 

4. Histology and Comparative Anatomy 

(Advanced Course) 

The object of this course is to acquaint the student with the 
microscopic structure of cells, tissues, and organs and to give him 
training in histological technique. The relation of Histology to 
Pathology and Anatomy is kept in view. The part of the course 
devoted to Comparative Anatomy is a study of the higher verte- 
brates and a complete dissection is made of some mammalian types. 

Three recitations and six hours laboratory per week. Professor 

5. Physiology and Hygiene 

(Elementary Course) 

The course is designed to give the student such knowledge of 
his own body as to enable him to care for it properly and so bring 
his physical condition to the highest possible efficiency. In addi- 
tion to Personal Hygiene, instruction is given in the matter of 
Public Hygiene and the relation of the Public Health measures to 
the private citizen. 

One hour per week. Required of all Freshmen. Professor Mac- 

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Professor Arbuckle and Mr. Thies 

The department is amply supplied with apparatus and chemicals 
for lectures, lecture experimentation, and laboratory work. The 
instruction is made distinctively practical, therefore a constant 
drill in observation and reasoning therefrom is employed. While 
the importance of recitations and class demonstrations is empha- 
sized, the work in the laboratory is considered essential. Here the 
student has the opportunity of handling the substances he has 
studied and is required to draw definite conclusions concerning the 
reactions discussed in the classroom. He thus becomes intimately 
acquainted with the properties and behavior of the principal ele- 
ments and their compounds. Furthermore, he is often able to 
verify for himself the underlying laws of Chemistry, in which way 
alone can he get an adequate conception of the fundamental prin- 
ciples of the science. 

An earnest effort is made in the laboratory to teach the student 
to be thorough and exact. Not only will such a course develop his 
mental powers, but will encourage accurate observation and train 
him in manipulation so that he will be able to see better with his. 
eyes, do better with his hands, and think better with his mind. 

1. General Inorganic Chemistry 

This course takes up the preparation, properties, and uses of 
the principal elements, non-metallic and metallic, and their com- 
pounds. The fundamental principles of Inorganic Chemistry are 
discussed and studied, both in class and in the laboratory. The 
main object is to teach the methods of scientific study and prepare 
the way for the study of more advanced chemistry, but the prac- 
tical bearing of the science and its relation to the industries will 
be kept so constantly before the students that they will find it an 
essential part of a liberal education, even though they may not 
desire to take up further study of Chemistry. 

This class will be taught in two sections. One section will be 
composed of those B.S. Freshmen who have not studied Chemistry 
in the high school. A text-book similar to the Intermediate Chem- 
istry for Colleges, by Alexander Smith, will be used in this section. 

The other section will be composed of B.S. Freshmen who have 
studied Chemistry in the high school, and students of classes above 
the Freshman, who have studied Chemistry in the high school, or 
Physics in College. This section will use a text-book like Alexander 
Smith's Chemistry for Colleges, and the laboratory work for this 

38 Davidson College 

section will include a large number of quantitative experiments. 
The work in both sections, however, will be so conducted that the 
students will be prepared for thorough work in Qualitative Analysis 
and Organic Chemistry. 

Two recitations and two periods of two hours each in the lab- 
oratory a week, throughout the year. 

2. Analytical Chemistry, Qualitative and Quantitative 

The course in Qualitative Analysis extends through sixteen 
weeks and is based on the text of A. A. Noyes. The reactions and 
the principles underlying analytical processes are carefully taught, 
the systematic methods for the separation and the identification 
of basic and acidic constituents, especially in unknown solutions, 
are worked over thoroughly, and the analysis of alloys and natural 
minerals is required. • 

The course in Quantitative Analysis extends through sixteen 
weeks and deals with the most important gravimetric and volu- 
metric methods. The training in analytical processes and technique 
which this course affords will be of great benefit to pre-medical 
students and the quantitative methods so often employed in medi- 
cal work will be studied. 

Open to students who have taken Chemistry 1. 

One recitation and two periods of three hours each in the lab- 
oratory a week, throughout the year. 

3. Organic Chemistry 

This course is introductory to the study of the compounds of 
carbon and is open to students who have taken Chemistry 1. The 
course, here given, will satisfy the requirement of the best colleges 
of medicine. 

Two recitations and one period of three hours in the laboratory 
a week, throughout the year. 

4. Advanced Inorganic and Physical Chemistry 

This course is designed for those students who desire to make 
Chemistry a life work. During the fall term the class is drilled 
in the classroom in the leading theories of General Inorganic Chem- 
istry and in the laboratory the preparation and purification of 
typical inorganic substances will be undertaken. 

During the spring term an elementary study of Physical Chem- 
istry will be given. The general properties of matter in the' 
gaseous, the liquid and the solid states, solutions, equilibrium, mass- 
action, and colloids are subjects discussed in class. In the labora- 

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tory, studies in ionization, equilibrium, vapor density determina- 
tions, and freezing and boiling point methods comprise the princi- 
pal subjects. 

Open to students who have taken Chemistry 1 and 2. 

Two recitations and one period of three hours in the laboratory 
a week, throughout the year. 

5. Advanced Quantitative Analysis 

This course is a continuation of Chemistry 2, but the subjects 
chosen are more difficult, and more attention is given to methods 
than principles. Some of the topics treated are gas and fuel analy- 
sis, oil analysis, iron and steel analysis, water analysis, agricul- 
tural analysis, and organic combustions. 

Open to students who have taken Chemistry 1, 2, and 4. 

One recitation and two periods of three hours each in laboratory 
a week, throughout the year. 

6. Industrial Chemistry 

In this course the processes of the chemical arts and industries 
are studied. The aim is to develop an appreciation of the applica- 
tion of Chemistry to the great industries. The course includes the 
manufacture of cotton, paper, acids, cement, glass, paints, and 

One interesting feature of the course will be visits to indus- 
trial plants in the vicinity. In Charlotte we have the gas works 
and carbon dioxide plant; at Badin, the Aluminum plant; at 
Nitrolee, S. C, a Fixation of Nitrogen plant. 

Three recitations a week throughout the year. 

Master of Arts Course 

The work in this course is laboratory work in the main, but in 
addition there will be text-book and lecture work along advanced 
lines, upon which the student will be examined orally or in writing. 
The candidate must have completed the Chemistry courses of the 
undergraduate department, and have received the B.A. or B.S. in 
this institution, or in some other college offering an equivalent 
course in Chemistry. The work will be along the lines suited to 
the needs or desires of the student. Independent work will be 
encouraged, and an acceptable thesis must be presented on a sub- 
ject assigned. 

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Professor Currie 

Professor J. M. McConnell 

1. Economics 1 

This course offers an outline and discussion of the fundamental 
principles of the subject. Every effort is made to make the study 
and illustrations practical. (Professor Currie). 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Juniors. 

2. Economics 2 

Economics 1 will be required for admission to this course. 
Among the subjects studied are the history of economic thought, 
public finance, trade and tariffs, money and banking, business organ- 
ization, socialism, labor problems, and agricultural economics. 
(Professor McConnell.) 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Seniors who have taken 
Economics 1. 


1. General Principles of Education 

The aim of this course is to give a thoroughly practical study 
in the general principles of education, for the benefit of those stu- 
dents who propose to engage in teaching after graduation. Atten- 
tion is given to the meaning and aim of education; educational 
theory and practice; educational problems; educational values and 
general principles of method. Text-book, lectures and readings. 

Professor Shewmake 
Doctor Richards 
Instruction is given in composition, English and American lit- 
erature, Old English, Middle English, the history of the language, 
and English usage in America. 
1. Composition and American Literature 

The first term is devoted to composition, both written and oral, 
and to the analysis of selections from contemporary American 
prose. In the second term, a survey of American literature is made, 
and practical work in composition is continued. 

Three hours a week. Required of all Freshmen. The class is 
taught in four sections. 

*Professor to be elected and additional courses offered in 1920- 

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2. A Survey of English Literature 

Attention is paid to some of the most important works of Eng- 
lish authors from Anglo-Saxon times to the present day. The 
reading of several hundred pages of poetry and prose, including 
two of Shakespeare's plays, is accompanied by the study of bio- 
graphical and critical sketches of authors, by lectures on the his- 
tory of English literature, and by the writing of short papers on a 
variety of practical subjects. 

Three hours a week. Required of all Sophomores. The class is 
taught in four sections. 

3 (a) . The Elizabethan Drama 

Ten plays of Shakespeare are studied in class and several oth- 
ers are read as parallel. A few works of other Elizabethan 
dramatists are also considered, and compositions based on plays 
read are written from time to time. 
3(b). Victorian Literature 

The course includes a good deal of the best poetry of Tennyson 
and of Browning, and representative prose selections from Carlyle, 
Newman, Ruskin, Arnold, Stevenson, and other writers, as time 
permits. A reasonable amount of written work is required. 

Three hours a week. Elective for Juniors and Seniors. Not to 
be given in 1920-1921. 

4. American Literature 

During the first term, Poe, Hawthorne, and Emerson receive 
chief attention in class, but the parallel reading covers a wide 
range of authors and types. A text-book in American literary his- 
tory is also read. In the second term, all the selections studied 
belong to the period between 1870 and the present time. Oral 
reports and written exercises are included in the course. 

Three hours a week. Elective for Juniors and Seniors. 

5. Advanced Composition 

The principles of narration, of exposition, and of argumentation 
are studied, and these are applied not only in the analysis of typical 
short stories, essays, orations, and debates, but in the writing of 
compositions in all these forms. The course is particularly recom- 
mended to students who feel the need of training in the prepara- 
tion of speeches and to those who wish to write for publication. 

Three hours a week. Elective for Juniors and Seniors. 
6(a). Seventeenth-Century English Literature 

The authors considered include Milton, Dryden, and a few minor 
writers of the period. 

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6 (b) . English Prose, 1700-1850 

Swift, Addison, Johnson, Lamb, Hazlitt, and DeQuincey are 
among the authors studied. The novelists also receive a share of 

Compositions are written in both terms of this course. 

Three hours a week. Elective for Juniors and Seniors. Not to 
be given in 1920-1921. 
7. The English Language 

During the first term, the class makes an intensive study of Old 
English prose and reads a limited amount of the poetry of the 
period. Middle English, with special attention to the poetry of 
Chaucer, is taken up at the beginning of the second term. The 
history of the language and the leading principles of English usage 
in America receive somewhat detailed consideration in the closing 
months of the course. 

Three hours a week. Elective for Juniors and Seniors. Not to 
be given in 1920-1921. 

Professor Lingle 

Opportunity is offered for a three-year course in French. The 
work of the first year is of a preparatory nature, and is open to all 
students on entrance. It is urged, however, that a student do not 
undertake the study of French unless he is tolerably well grounded 
in the fundamental principles of English grammar, and is fully pre- 
pared for the college's Freshman year in Latin. Experience has 
shown that those who are without a fair English and Latin equip- 
ment seldom advance very far into the intricacies of modern for- 
eign language idioms; hence this warning to immature students, 
who will save time and avoid the mortification of failure by not 
enrolling thoughtlessly in this department. 
1. Elementary French 

This course is open to students who do not present two units 
for entrance, and is the equivalent of two units of high school 
French. Thorough drill is given in pronunciation in every possible 
way, composition work illustrating the principles of grammar con- 
tinues throughout the year, and at least 400 pages of graduated 
text are read in and out of class. The class is taught in several 
sections, including one for students who present one unit for 

Three hours a week. Elective for students who are candidates 
for A.B. 2 or for B.S. 

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2. Intermediate French 

This course follows French 1. It includes conversation, dicta- 
tions, grammar and composition, the reading in and out of class 
of several hundred pages of standard authors, and lectures on 
French life and institutions. 

Three hours a week. Open to students who have completed 
French 1 or its equivalent. 

3. Advanced French 

Classics of the seventeenth century, lyrics, and some short 
stories are studied, a survey is made of the history of French 
literature, and during the fall term some composition work is done, 
illustrating advanced syntax of the verb. French is the language 
of the classroom for all lecture work on literature and French life 
and institutions. 

Three hours a week. Elective for all students who have com- 
pleted French 2 or its equivalent. 


Associate Professor Wood 
1. General Geology 

This course is designed to give a knowledge of the principles 
of general geology. Definitions of terms and description of the 
materials of the earth's crust and their arrangement are first con- 
sidered; later the explanation of the way in which the different 
materials and structures were formed is given. The common rocks 
and rock-forming minerals are studied from actual specimens. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Juniors. 

Professor Harding 
This course is designed to furnish the student the valuable 
mental discipline to be derived from thorough linguistic study 
while training his ear and tongue in the spoken language, and 
enabling him to read German understandingly without translating. 
A general acquaintance with the several important epochs of Ger- 
man literature, and some appreciation of the works of the great 
literary geniuses of Germany are sought after, and the effort is 
made to render it possible for the student to read with ease the 
works of the great scholars of Germany in whatever field of study 
he may desire later to engage. 

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1. Elementary German 

A beginner's book is selected which can be completed in one 
year. The plan is to give the student a survey of the whole field 
in as short time as possible, and set him to reading easy texts early 
in the course. Selections are read from Volkmann, Zschokke, 
Storm, Carmen Sylva, and others. Everyday practice will be 
given the ear and tongue by means of readings, dictations, and con- 
versation, while the student is drilled in the forms and constructions 
of this, the most highly inflected of all the great languages of mod- 
ern literature and scholarship. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Freshmen who are can- 
didates for A B. 2 and B.S. The class is taught in two sections. 

2. Intermediate German 

This course is based upon 1. Several hundred pages of German 
of intermediate grade is read, work in composition and grammar 
is continued, and considerable time is devoted to developing the ear 
and tongue in conversational German. A fair pronunciation is 
presupposed. While a certain amount of grammar of the previous 
year will be reviewed, the reading, composition, and conversation 
will be advanced work from the beginning. 

Three recitations a week. Open to Sophomores and others who 
have completed Course 1, or its equivalent. 

3. Beginning German for Advanced Students 

This course is open only to advanced students who have had 
several years of study in foreign languages, ancient or modern, 
and are capable of making rapid progress. The same general plan 
will be followed as in Course 1, though higher standards of scholar- 
ships are demanded, and more ground is covered. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Juniors and Seniors who 
have not taken Course 1. 

4. Literature and Grammar 

A complete German Grammar is taken up at the beginning, a 
rapid review of forms is made, and the class then settles down to 
the task of working out the advanced sections of the grammar. 
The composition work is done in notebooks and at the board, accom- 
panied by oral drill. Grammar, composition, and conversational 
work occupy about two-fifths of the time of the class during the 
year. The rest of the time is devoted to the reading, both in and 
out of class, of prominent German authors, including Goethe (Her- 
man und Dorothea), Schiller (William Tell), and Lessing (Minna 
von Barnhelm), together with specimens of scientific or historical 

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prose. As parallel work, the class reads parts of the German Bible 
(Luther's revised), and a volume or two of prose collections used in 
the Gymnasia of Germany (published by Velhagen & Klassing, 
Leipsic) . A brief survey of the history of German literature is 
made by means of text-book and lectures. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for students who have com- 
pleted Course 2 or $. 


Professor Harding 

Associate Professor Reed 

The minimum time in which a student can be prepared properly 
for entering Greek 2 is two high school years of five recitations 
per week. Those who try to do the required amount of work in 
less time almost invariably enter ill-prepared, and find that they 
are unable to keep abreast with the class. 

1. Beginners' Greek 

The elements of the language are studied, as prescribed in a 
first Greek book, with thorough drill in forms and syntax. Reading 
of Xenophon's Anabasis. This course is intended for students 
who have not studied Greek, but who wish to take the A.B. degree. 
(Associate Professor Reed.) 

Three recitations a week. Open only to Freshmen in the A.B. 
Course. The class is taught in two sections. 

2(a). Xenophon 

A page or more of Xenophon's Anabasis, Cyropsedia or Hellenica 
is read daily, with explanations of the constructions found in the 
text. Correct and intelligent pronunciation of the Greek text is 
insisted upon. The work in the first term includes also the gram- 
mar. This part of the course is largely a review of work covered 
in Beginners' Greek, i. e., a study of the forms. Classic Myths are 
assigned as a collateral study. Through the use of word-lists, spe- 
cial attention is given to the formation of a vocabulary. There are 
monthly written reviews on the grammar and the text. 

2(b). Lysias 

In the second term, after another month in Xenophon, the Attic 
orator Lysias is read. Study of the grammar is continued, syntax 
now occupying the attention of the class. A mastery both of the 
principles of syntax and of the illustrative Greek examples is ex- 

46 Davidson College 

pected. Greek composition also is required. Special note is made 
of Greek derivatives in English. (Professor Harding.) 

Three recitations a week. Required of students who are candi- 
dates for the A.B. 1 degree, elective for all others. 

3(a). Plato 

In the first term, the class reads Plato, chiefly the Apology and 
Crito. Review of the forms in the grammar, syntax with exercises, 
Greek derivatives in English, study of Greek life are distinctive 
features of the course. 
3(b). Greek Drama 

In the second term, the class reads Euripides and Sophocles, or 
Euripides and Aeschylus, alternating from year to year as condi- 
tions warrant. The course embraces study of syntax and exercises 
in Greek composition, the reading of a Greek text as parallel work, 
and a brief survey of the meters of the Greek tragedians. (Pro- 
fessor Harding.) 

Three recitations a week. Elective for all who have had Courses 
1 and 2. 

4(a). Demosthenes (or Thucydides) 

This election is open to those who have completed Course 3. 
Much attention is given to translation as such and to literary form, 
special effort being made to enable the student to acquire a sym- 
pathetic appreciation of the style and spirit of the author read. 
Parallel reading is assigned. Composition is based on the text in 
hand. Syntax is continued, in part a review of earlier work, in 
part lectures by the professor. Systematic study of Greek litera- 
ture and reading of English translations of Greek masterpieces 
are important elements of the course, and are continued in 4(b). 
4(b). Greek Drama 

In the second term, either Sophocles and Euripides, or Soph- 
ocles and Aeschylus, followed by Aristophanes, are studied. The 
course is similar in part to 3(b). Elements of comparative philol- 
ogy and lectures on Greek synonyms. 

If the class so elects, Homer may be substituted for a part of 
the Greek text in either 4(a) or 4(b) . Where this is done, Homer's 
variations from the norm of Attic Greek are carefully noted. The 
hexameter is treated exhaustively, and made familiar by daily 
exercises in scansion. (Professor Harding.) 

Three recitations a week. 
5. New Testament Greek 

This course has in mind particularly the needs of candidates 

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for the ministry who feel that some acquaintance with the Greek 
of the New Testament prior to the work taken up in the theologicaL 
seminary would be of benefit to them. (Professor Harding.) 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Juniors and Seniors. 
6. Greek Literature in English Translation 

This course is designed especially for those who have completed 
the Sophomore year in Greek, but is open as an elective to any 
Junior or Senior. The prime purpose of the course is to encourage 
to a further study of the masterpieces of the Greeks, and thus to 
lead to a more intimate acquaintance with Greek literature the 
student who has necessarily in previous years laid the emphasis on 
mastery of accidence and the syntax of the language. The course 
embraces both a history of the literature and the literature itself 
as presented in approved English translations. The various depart- 
ments of poetry and prose are included, such as Epic poetry (Iliad 
and Odyssey), Lyric poetry, the Drama (Tragedy and Comedy), 
History, Oratory, Philosophy, Alexandrian and Graeco-Roman Lit- 
erature. (Professor Harding.) 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Juniors and Seniors. 

Professor J. M. McConnell 
The design of this department is to acquaint the student with 
the leading facts in the history of those nations whose civiliza- 
tion has, directly or indirectly, contributed to our own; to trace 
the development of American national life; to attain to an under- 
standing of the more important laws (economical, political, social) 
that govern organized society; and to gain some insight into the 
forces at work that tend to advance or retard the well-being of 

1. History of Greece, Rome, and the Early Middle Ages (to 
1250 A.D.) 

This course includes a study of the life of the Greeks and the 
Romans, and an examination of the institutions established in 
Europe after the fall of the Roman Empire. Special topics of 
study will be the Age of Pericles, the Hellenization of the East by 
Alexander the Great, Carthage vs. Rome, Roman Imperialism, the 
Teutonic Migrations, the Medieval Church, Feudalism and the 
Medieval Empire. 

Three recitations' a week. Required for B.S. Freshmen. Elec- 
tive under certain conditions by other Freshmen and by Sophomores. 
The class is taught in two sections. 

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2(a). European History (1250-1815) 

A careful study is made of the Renaissance, the Protestant 
Reformation and accompanying Religious Wars, the Rise of Des- 
potisms, the beginning of Europe's Colonial Systems, the French 
Revolution, and Napoleonic Era. 
2(b). European History (1815-1817) 

The Congress of Vienna and Political Reaction, the Develop- 
ment of Nationalism and the spread of Democracy, the Unification 
of Italy and Germany, the Issues of the Great War and Recon- 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Juniors. Spring term. 
3(a). English and American History 

The political and constitutional development of the English and 
American nations will be traced, and social, religious, and indus- 
trial movements studied. The method will be largely intensive. 
Courses 1 or 2, or an equivalent, will be required for admission to 
this course. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Seniors 
3(b). The History of the United States of America 

The subject will be studied intensively under the following divi- 
sions: The Colonial Period and the Revolution, the Constitution 
and the Federal System, the Middle Period (the Tariff, Expansion 
to the West, Democracy and Slavery), the Civil War and Recon- 
struction, and the New Nationalism. The course will close with a 
rapid survey of the Latin American States with special reference 
to present condition — social, economic, and political. Frequent pa- 
pers on assigned topics will be required. 

Three recitations a iveek. Elective for Seniors. 

Professor Grey 
Associate Professor Reed 
The principal aim of the Latin course is to give the student the 
ability to translate with ease, and to acquaint him with the gram- 
matical and rhetorical structure of the language. In addition to 
this, the student is introduced to the important features of Roman 
history and literature. Thorough drill in Latin prose composition 
is given in connection with all courses. The study of grammar is 
carried on as regular classroom work through the Sophomore year. 

1. Cicero, Livy 

Quintus Curtius, Cicero's Be Senectute, and Book XXI of Livy. 

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Drill in grammar through the case construction. Weekly exercises 
in Latin prose composition. (Professors Grey and Reed.) 

Three recitations a week. Required of Freshmen who are candi- 
dates for the A.B. degree. Elective for all others. The class is 
taught in three sections. 

2. Cicero, Horace 

Reading of Cicero's Pro Sestio, Horace's Odes, Book I, 
Satires, Book I, and Epistles, Book I. Study of Latin grammar 
completed. Exercises in prose composition. Study of Roman his- 
tory. Special attention is paid to the meters of Horace. (Profes- 
sor Grey.) 

Three recitations a week. Required of Sophomores who are can- 
didates for the A.B. degree, elective for all others. The class is 
taught in two sections. 

3. Plautus, Cicero, Tacitus, Terence 

Reading of Plautus' Mensschmi and Pseudolus. Cicero's De 
Officiis, Tacitus' Germania and Agricola, Terence's Phormio. Spe- 
cial attention is paid to the meters of Plautus and Terence. Ad- 
vanced exercises in Latin prose composition. History of Roman 
literature. (Professor Grey.) 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Juniors. 

4. Juvenal, Terence, Plautus, Tacitus, Pliny 

Reading of Juvenal, Terence's Andria and Adelphi, Plautus' 
Mostellaria and Stichus, selections from the Elegiac Poets, Tacitus' 
Annals, Pliny's select letters. A part of the course will be devoted 
to the study of early inscriptions. Advanced prose composition. 
(Professor Grey.) 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Seniors. 

Professor Currie 
1. Elements of Law 

This course is designed to give the student a general knowledge 
of the nature, source, and subject-matter of the law, and of the 
elementary principles of both substantive and adjective law. It is 
not the aim to educate lawyers, but to furnish practical instruction 
in legal principles that will be useful to citizens in the various pro- 
fessions and walks of life. The particular branches of the law, 
such as constitutional law, real and personal property, contracts, 
torts, remedies, etc., are treated in a general way, attention being 

50 Davidson College 

paid only to elementary principles. The latter part of the course is 
designed to afford practical instruction in commercial law. 
Three recitations a week. Elective for Seniors. 


Professor J. L. Douglas 

Professor Currie 

Associate Professor Wood 

Associate Professor Reed 

The work in this department extends through the entire college 
course, and includes both pure and applied mathematics. Much 
stress is laid on the solution in writing of original exercises 
designed to illustrate or to supplement the principles developed in 
the text. Required for entrance: Some standard high school 
Algebra completed and a college Algebra studied through quadratic 
equations. Plane and Solid Geometry completed. 

1. Advanced Algebra Beginning Just After Quadratic Equa- 

tions, Trigonometry 

Algebra is completed during the first term, and Plane and Solid 
Trigonometry during the second term. (Professors Douglas, Wood, 
Currie, Reed.) 

Three recitations a week. Required of all Freshmen. Taught 
in four sections. 

2. Analytical Geometry and Calculus 

The first term is given to the study of Plane Analytical Geom- 
etry, and the second to Differential Calculus. (Professor Douglas.) 

Three recitations a week. Required of all B.S. Sophomores and 
elective for A.B. 1 and A.B. 2 Sophomores. Taught in two sections. 

3. Analytic Geometry, Calculus 

The first term is devoted to the study of the general equations 
of the second degree, higher plane curves, and analytic geometry 
of three dimensions. Integral Calculus occupies the class during 
the second term. (Professor Douglas.) 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Juniors and Seniors. 

4. Determinants, Theory of Equations, Differential Equa- 


The class studies Determinants and Theory of Equations during 
the first term and completes Theory of Equations and Differential 
Equations during the second term. (Professor Douglas.) 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Juniors and Seniors. 

Courses of Instruction 51 

Associate Professor Wood 

1. Plane Surveying 

The object of the course is to give the student a foundation in 
plane surveying, such as would fit him for practical surveying of a 
simple nature. The fundamentals of railroad work, including the 
methods of running simple curves and calculating earthwork, are 
also studied. Instruction is given in classroom and by field work 
in the use of the compass, level, transit, plane table, and minor sur- 
veying instruments. 

During the last two months of the spring term a study is made 
of the principles of highway location, construction, and main- 

Prerequisite: Mathematics 1. 

Three recitations and three hours of field work a week. Elec- 
tive for Juniors and Seniors. 

2. Mechanical Drawing and Descriptive Geometry 

This course is designed to give the student a working knowledge 
of the principles of mechanical drawing and descriptive geometry. 
The first six months are given to the study of orthographic, iso- 
metric, and cabinet projections, to intersection and development of 
surfaces, and to the elements of perspective. The fundamentals of 
descriptive geometry are studied for the remainder of the term. 
Instruction is given in class and drawing-room and the class is 
required to make working drawings of concrete objects at intervals 
throughout the year. 

Prerequisite : Mathematics 2. 

Two recitations and six hours of drawing-room work a week. 
Elective for Juniors and Seniors. 


Professor Sentelle 

1. Ethics and the History of Philosophy 

The first term is devoted to the study of the typical facts of the 
moral life, its ideals and conditions in social life and individual 
behavior. In the second term the History of Philosophy will be 
traced from the Greeks of the Sixth Century B. C. to the problems 
of present day philosophic thought. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Seniors. 

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Dr. J. W. MacConnell 

*Mr. Fetzer, Mr. Grey, Athletic Director 

All new students, upon entering college, are required to undergo 
a thorough physical examination, conducted by the head of the 
department. This examination includes a complete record of family 
history, predisposition to disease, general condition of health, 
together with full anthropometric measurements and strength tests. 
The heart and lungs are carefully examined, and the results 
recorded. No student is allowed to engage in any strenuous exer- 
cise which might endanger his physical condition until he has had 
a thorough examination made of all vital organs. 

It is not the aim of the department to make athletes or profes- 
sional strong men out of the students, but to so advise and direct 
them in exercises and daily habits that they may attain the highest 
degree of physical efficiency. The head of the department is also 
the College Physician, and is in position to advise the students in 
regard to the proper prevention of disease, and daily care of the 
body. The College Physician invites the correspondence of the 
parents in regard to the health of their sons in college, and will 
consider such correspondence, of course, as confidential. 

The Director coaches all athletic teams, and gives his full time 
to this work. The fact that he isj a skilled athlete and a trained 
director assures to each student proper handling, and such careful 
oversight as is necessary for young students who are in the forma- 
tive period of their physical development. 

Captain Mueller 
Davidson is not a "Military School," but it does believe in devel- 
oping the whole man. With our close church connection, our Chris- 
tian faculty, our splendid type of Christian students, our unusual 
campus atmosphere of respect for spiritual things, we earnestly 
strive to send a young man out with deepened spirituality, a better 
Christian, and more unselfish in his service to the masses of 

With our faculty of experts in teaching young men — a faculty of 
university trained, experienced men — who teach the students in the 
lower as Well as in the upper classes; with our splendid equipment 


Courses of Instruction 53 

in laboratories, with the tradition of thorough, honest work on the 
part of students and teachers, and with the high standards of intel- 
lectual work which have been inherited from the earliest days of the 
College, we strive so to develop the minds of the students that they 
may become intellectual leaders in Church and State, and real 
assistants in solving the great problems which continually face 

By means of a proper system of body building we strive ttf 
develop the physical side of the student's being, that his body may 
be a noble mechanism, inspired by a true spirit and guided by a 
trained mind to make him an efficient servant of God and the coun- 
try. Our experience with the draft system has shown us that about 
one-third of the young men of our country are physically unfit for 
general military duty, and our experience with camp and S. A. T. C. 
training in college makes manifest how quickly boys of college age 
respond to regular systematic exercise. Their backs straighten, 
their shoulders go back, their chest expansion increases, their skin 
glows with the ruddy hue of health, their muscles harden, and 
from stoop-shouldered, narrow-chested boys to whom physical exer- 
cise is distasteful, they become strong, square-shouldered, upstand- 
ing fellows to whom vigorous bodily exercise is a pleasure. No one 
could watch the development of the student body as a whole during 
the life of the S. A. T. C. and not see the fine physical effects of the 
system. College athletics are good, but only reach a comparative 
few. Gymnasium and setting-up exercises soon grow stale and un- 
interesting. The varied exercise of the modern military training, 
part drill, part musketry, part games, interests as well as develops 
the man and at the same time gives him the assurance that he is 
the better prepared, if in future days (and may God grant it may 
not be) he is called on to serve his country as within the recent 

Davidson has a Senior R. 0. T. C. The Government provides 
the Professor of Military Science and pledges us we shall always 
have a man suitable to us, who will be in sympathy with our ideals. 
The Government likewise provides the equipment and uniform, and 
under certain conditions in the upper years pays the student taking 
the training a "subsistence commutation" equivalent to the cost of 
feeding men in camps. To the lower classmen (Freshmen and 
Sophomores, unless physically unfit, are required to take this train- 
ing) a summer camp of instruction with travel expenses, subsistence, 
and uniform furnished free, is offered by the Government. The stu- 
dent may or may not attend these camps at his own pleasure. Tha 

54 Davidson College 

men in the upper classes accepting the subsistence commutation are 
required, to attend such camps. 

Our patrons may be assured that this is only a helpful incident 
in our college work and does not in the slightest interfere with or 
harm our service in the development of the mind and spirit of the 
young men. 

The course when undertaken is required for graduation, to be 
satisfactorily pursued as is any other of the college courses. 

(For details of R. O. T. C. course, see page 127.) 

Professor J. M. Douglas 

The work in this department extends over three years. Through- 
out the course, text-books and lectures go hand in hand with lec- 
ture experimentation and laboratory work. Great emphasis is 
placed on both the experimental and theoretical development of the 
subject by lectures, quizzes, and laboratory work. Several well- 
lighted rooms equipped with modern apparatus afford excellent 
facilities for experimental purposes. 

During the three years' course, each student is required to work 
from three to four hours per week in the laboratory, under the 
guidance and instruction of the laboratory director. He is quizzed 
on each step taken; care and accuracy are insisted upon. The 
object is to teach the student to make careful and accurate observa- 
tions, and how to draw correct conclusions from the facts. The 
sources of error are pointed out, and it is shown how they can be 

1. General Physics 

During the fall term, the class studies matter and its general 
properties. Elementary dynamical principles and their application 
to machines, dynamics of liquids and gases, and elementary me- 
chanics. The second term is given to the study of heat, sound, 
electricity, and light. The only mathematical knowledge necessary 
to the successful prosecution of the course is an acquaintance with 
the elements of geometry aand trigonometry, and with the metric 
system, which is used throughout the entire course. The facts are 
explained by numerous familiar lectures and illustrated by daily 

Three recitations and four hours of laboratory work a week. 
Elective for Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors. 

2. Advanced Physics 

This course is a continuation of the previous year's work. It 

Courses of Instruction 55 

is designed to suit the needs of students who take Physics merely 
as a subject in general education; as a preparation for general 
scientific work, such as medicine, astronomy, and engineering; and 
for those who expect to pursue advanced work in this department. 

Prerequisites : Physics 1 and Mathematics 2 

Three recitations and three hours of laboratory work a tveek. 
Elective for Juniors. 

3. Electricity 

This course is confined to the department of electricity, and is 
made both practical and thorough. During the first term, direct 
currents are studied. The second term is devoted to alternating 
currents. A complete set of laboratory experiments and problems 
are worked by the student pari passu with the study of the text. 
The useful application of these principles to the dynamos, motor, 
transformer, induction coil, lighting, etc., are studied. 

Prerequisites: Physics 2 and Mathematics 2 

Three recitations and three hours of laboratory tuork a week. 
Elective for Seniors. 

Professor Currie 

3. Political Science 1 

In this course the fall term is devoted to an examination of the 
origin, nature, functions, and organization of the State. The spring 
term is given up to a comparative study of the governments of 
Europe, with special emphasis on that of England. (Professor 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Juniors. 

4. Political Science 2 

National, State and local government in the United States fur- 
nishes the content of this course during the major portion of the 
year. The latter part of the spring term is devoted to a brief 
consideration of International Relations and Public Law. (Pro- 
fessor Currie.) 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Seniors. 


1. Psychology 

In this course the aim is to train the pupil in the description of 

* Professor to be elected and course expanded. 

56 Davidson College 

the facts of mental life and to apply the facts of psychology to 
practical problems. The latter part of the second term is given to 
an introductory study of the problems of Philosophy. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Juniors and Seniors. 

Professor Grey 
1. Elementary Spanish 

This course is designed to give the student a fair knowledge of 
Spanish as it is spoken and written. In addition to the usual trans- 
lation of Spanish readers and classics, much time is given to written 
and oral composition, including social and business letters. Text- 
books: Hill's and Ford's First Spanish Course, Spanish-American 
Reader, Cuentos Modernos, selections from Spanish Classics. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Freshmen who are can- 
didates for the A.B. 2 or the B.S. degree. 

3. First Year Spanish for Advanced Students 

The work is similar to that in Course 1, but covers more ground 
and includes in part more difficult Spanish. In both courses, along 
with the reading of Spanish Classics, the student reads many selec- 
tions from Spanish newspapers, acquiring thus a larger vocabulary 
for speaking Spanish. Text-books: Espinosa and Allen's Spanish 
Grammar, Spanish- American Reader, selections from Spanish 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Juniors and Seniors. 


No student will be permitted to carry less than fifteen 
recitation hours per week in addition to required R. O. 
T. C. course unless for sufficient cause the faculty grant 
special permission to carry less. 

bachelor's degree 

Figures refer to hours per week. 

Freshman Class 

A.B. 1 A.B. 2 B.S. 

Bible 1 3 Bible 1 3 Bible 1 3 

English 1 3 English 1 3 English 1 3 

Mathematics 1 ... 3 Mathematics 1 ... 3 Mathematics 1 ... 3 

Greek 3 Latin 1 1 q French 1 or 2 ] 

Latin 1 3 Greek 1 or 2 J * * German 1 or 2 \ . . 3 

*R. O. T. C 1 French 1 or 2 j Spanish 1 J 

Physiology and German 1 or 2 [ . . 3 Biology 1 1 ^3 

Hygiene 1 Spanish 1 J Chemistry 1 ) " 

— *R. O. T. C 1 *R. O. T. C 1 

Total 17 Physiology and Physiology and 

Hygiene 1 Hygiene 1 

Total 17 Total 17 

If a student has had no Greek before entrance or an 
amount insufficient in preparation for Greek 2, he may 
begin Greek 1 in college, but for the A. B. degree he will 
have to take Greek 2 also. 

If a student presents 2 units in either French or Ger- 
man, he will either take Course 2 in the language in which 
he offers the 2 units, or take Course 1 of the other lan- 

Languages begun in the Freshman year must be con- 
tinued through the Sophomore year. 

*A11 Freshmen and Sophomores are required to take the course 
in Military Drill and Tactics. Students disqualified for this course 
or failing to complete it successfully will be required to take as 
substitute therefor a course in first year Biology, Chemistry, or 
Physics and the course in gymnasium training. 


Davidson College 

Sophomore Class 

A.B. A.B. 2 

Bible 2 3 Bible 2 3 

English 2 3 English 2 3 

Mathematics 2 ] Mathematics 2 1 

History 1 [ . . 3 History 1 

* Science J * Science \ . . 3 

Latin 2 3 Modern Lan- | 

Greek 2 3 guage J 

*Science 3 Latin 2 I o 

R. O. T. C 1 Greek 2 or 3 S ' ' 

— French 2 or 4] 

Total 19 German 2 or 4 \ . . 3 

Spanish 2 J 

*Science 3 

R. O. T. C 1 

Total 19 

Bible 2 3 

English 2 3 

Mathematics 2 ... 3 
French 2 or 4 ] 

German 2 or 4 J- . . 3 
Spanish 2 J 

^Science 6 

R. 0. T. C 1 

Total 19 

* Science is understood here to be either Biology, Chemistry, 
or Physics. 

Junior and Senior Classes 

During his Junior and Senior Course the student must 
take in one of the three following 1 groups a minimum of 
twelve periods and in each of the other two groups a mini- 
mum of six periods. The remainder of the periods re- 
quired may be selected at will. 



* German 

* Greek 

* Spanish 


Accounting and Business 


Church History and Gov- 




Evidence of Christianity 

Greek Literature in Eng- 
lish Translation 




Political Science 



Accounting and Business 

Applied Mathematics 

*French 1, German 1, Greek 1, Spanish 1 are not considered as 
elective in this group. 

Requirements for Degrees 59 

Elective R. 0. T. C. (advanced course) has a value 
of three hours for each year, but does not fall under any- 
one of the three groups. If elected it must be after all 
group requirements are satisfied. 


1. Candidates for a degree must complete not less 
than nine periods of foreign language, six periods of 
which must be in some one foreign language. 

2. For graduation twenty-two courses must be com- 
pleted, six each in the Freshman and Sophomore years, 
and five each in the Junior and Senior years. 

3. All Freshmen and Sophomores found physically 
qualified by the Government standards are required to 
take the two-year basic course in R. 0. T. C. Owing to 
the recitation work required in the R. 0. T. C, members 
of that organization are excused from one Freshman 
Science ticket, provided the basic course is satisfactorily 
pursued. R. O. T. C. taken in high school, if accredited 
by the War Department, may exempt from the college 
basic course, but if so the case falls under the following 
provision, namely, all Freshmen and Sophomores not 
members of the R. O. T. C. are required to take the gym- 
nasium training three hours each week under the in- 
structor, for which they receive no academic hour credit, 
and a coure in first year Science. 

4. To graduate it is not sufficient that a student barely 
"pass" all his tickets. He must not only complete a mini- 
mum of 132 term hours, but he must have earned a 
minimum of 200 "points" to receive a degree. The points 
are to be calculated from the following tables : 

A grade ( Excellent) 4 points for each term hour credit 

B grade (Good) 3 points for each term hour credit 

C grade (Fair) 2 points for each term hour credit 

D grade (Inferior but passing) .1 point for each term hour credit 

60 Davidson College 

E grade (Failure) But re-examination may secure D grade 

F grade (Failure) • • . .Must take over on class to secure any credit 

The numerical values of the grades above are as fol- 
lows : 


A— 90-100 A— 93-100 

B— 80- 89 B— 85- 92 

C— 70- 79 C— 78- 84 

D— 60- 69 D— 70- 78 

E— 40- 59 E— 50- 69 

F— Below 40 F— Below 50 

5. No student will be considered as a candidate for 
graduation at any Commencement unless by March 1 
previous he has removed all conditions with the exception 
of those he is at that time seeking to remove by taking 
the course or courses in question over in class. 

6. As a prerequisite to graduation each member of 
the Junior class is required to prepare and publicly de- 
liver an original oration, and the following regulations 
will govern this exercise : 

(a) The class shall be divided into three groups as follows: 
Members of Philanthropic Society, members of Eumanean Society, 
non-society men. The speeches of each group shall be judged by a 
committee of the Faculty. 

(b) These speeches shall be delivered in Shearer Hall during 
the last two weeks of February, according to a program prepared 
by a committee appointed by the Faculty. 

(c) Eight men shall be chosen from each Society group, who 
may publicly contest for selection as Society Representatives to 
speak at Commencement in contest for the Junior Oratorical Medal 
of the Literary Society. Two men and an alternate shall be so 
selected from each Society. The preliminary contests of eight men 
from each Society shall be held on the two evenings of Wednesday 
and Thursday in March in that week in which the date of the 
twenty-second falls. This Thursday shall be a College holiday. 

(d) Topics for the speeches shall be chosen not later than Jan- 
uary 15th in conference with the English professors, and the 
speeches shall not exceed eight minutes in delivery. 

• (e) Each speech shall be graded on the basis of matter, Eng- 

Requirements for Degrees 61 

lish, memorization, and delivery. If any speech is unsatisfactory 
the Faculty will grant one other opportunity to overcome the 

7. As a prerequisite for graduation each Senior shall 
prepare a satisfactory dissertation of not less than two 
thousand words, on a topic chosen not later than Decem- 
ber 1st, in conference with the professor to whose 
department the dissertation relates, and the paper shall 
be handed in duplicate and neatly typewritten to such 
professor not later than April 1st. Each paper shall 
be read and graded by two professors. If the paper is 
not approved the student shall be given one month in 
which to revise and present it anew. 

Voluntary candidates for selection to speak at Com- 
mencement in contest for the Faculty Senior Oratorical 
Medal may in place of the dissertation prepare and pub- 
licly deliver an original oration under the general rules 
governing the Junior Oration. This contest shall take 
place about February 15th of each year, the topic 
having been chosen under the same regulations as for the 
Senior dissertation, and four men and an alternate shall 
be selected to make the contest at Commencement. 

master's degree 

In the announcements of the Departments of Instruc- 
tion, many courses will be found suitable for graduate 

Graduate students are welcome in all Junior and 
Senior electives not previously pursued and counted for a 
lower degree, and when possible special courses will be 
given them. 

The degree of Master of Arts is offered in accordance 
with the following regulations: 

1. The candidate must have a baccalaureate degree 
from this college or from one of equal requirements and 

62 Davidson College 

2. The entire work must be done in residence. 

3. The course must be selected in conference with the 
instructors, and be approved by the President at the time 
of registration. 

The courses selected must be well co-ordinated, be 
drawn from at least three departments, and be equivalent 
to six electives. 

4. To receive the degree, the candidate must have 
made a grade of not less than 80 in each course with a 
grade of 90 or more in some one course. Any Junior 
and Senior electives taken while in the undergraduate 
work, and not counted for a lower degree on which a grade 
of 80 or more was attained, may count for the Master's 

5. An approved thesis on a subject assigned by the 
head of the department in which the candidate is major- 
ing must be submitted. 



Bible 3 Bible 3 

English 3 English 3 

Mathematics 3 Chemistry 3 3 

Chemistry 2 Biology 2 3 

Biology 2 Physics 2 3 

French } <, French 2 7 o 

German J German 2 j 

R. O. T. C 1 R. O. T. C 1 

17 • 19 

We strongly advise young men intending to enter on 
Medicine to take first the broad culture of the complete 
college course. Where this is impossible or undesirable 
we offer the above course covering the requirements of 
those medical schools which only require two years of 
college course for entrance. The course is difficult and 
requires severe application, but if entered on must be 
taken in its entirety. 



1. Every new student, whether admitted by examina- 
tion or certificate, is admitted upon probation, and his 
matriculation will not be regarded as final until thirty 
days after his entrance. 

2. At the end of the first scholastic month, reports 
will be made concerning the work of all students, in a 
Faculty meeting held specifically for that purpose. 

3. Students whose standing at this time is found to be 
distinctly unsatisfactory in more than half their courses 
will be placed upon probation for one month. 

4. If, at the end of this month's probation, they are 
found to be still doing unsatisfactory work in more than 
half their courses, they may be required to withdraw 
from college immediately. 

5. If a student admitted to advanced classification is 
found deficient in the course assigned, he may be required 
to take lower courses in the same department, or to make 
such arrangement of his work as shall appear best. 

6. A student who does not succeed in making the pass- 
ing grade in at least two courses shall not be permitted to 
remain in college the following term. A student who does 
not make a passing grade in at least a majority of his 
courses shall be considered as remaining in college on 

7. Every regular student working toward a degree 
who may have entered college with conditions, is required 
to have those conditions removed before the beginning of 
the Sophomore year. 

8. All students taking a full course, who attain an 
average of 95 or more for an entire session, are thereby 
placed upon the Honor Roll, and their names are read out 

64 Davidson College 

on Commencement Day and published in the next annual 

9. Those two members of the graduating class who 
attain the highest general average for the entire college 
course are awarded the highest distinctions, and on Com- 
mencement Day deliver the Valedictory and the Saluta- 
tory, respectively. 

10. Grading shall be upon a scale of 100. The passing 
grade, which results from the combination of term stand- 
ing and examinations, shall be 60 for Freshmen, 70 for all 
other undergraduates, and 80 for postgraduates. These 
grades are in general determined by combining term 
standing and examination grade in the proportion of two 
to one. In certain practical courses a greater emphasis is 
laid on the daily average. 


1. All elections of courses must be made in consulta- 
tion with and after the approval of the Faculty, or its 
representative designated as classifier for that purpose. 

2. A student shall ordinarily be enrolled for not more 
than six courses, and in no case for more than seven. 
Credit for more than seven will not be given in any one 
collegiate year, unless the number in excess of seven is 
occasioned by the removal of deficiences under the Reg- 
ulations for Examinations. 

3. Any student desiring to change any course of study 
upon which he has already entered shall submit to the 
Executive Committee of the Faculty a request, with the 
reasons therefor, and continue in the course till the deci- 
sion of the committee is announced to him; except that, 
within the first ten days of each term, such change may 
be permitted by the designated registration officer. 

4. A fee of $2.50 shall be charged for any change in- 
volving the taking up of a new course, made at the stu- 

General Regulations 65 

dent's request later than ten days after the opening of 
the fall or spring term. The fee must be paid before the 
change is permitted. All money so collected shall be 
credited to the Societas Fratrum Loan Fund for needy 


1. Any ticket, on which the student is failing, dropped 
after November 1st or March 1st in each term, shall be 
marked on the student's report for that term as a failure. 

2. A report of each student's grades and attendance 
is sent to parent or guardian at the end of each term, and 
a much more detailed report of scholarship, diligence, 
punctuality, conduct, etc., is sent about the middle of each 
term. If term reports are not received within two weeks 
after the close of each term parents should notify the 


1. Every student shall take a written examination in 
each course at the end of each term. 

2. If a student is compelled to be absent from an ex- 
amination, he must obtain in advance written permission 
from the President, and must place this permission in the 
hands of the professor holding the examination. 

3. Students who absent themselves from examination 
without previous permission or satisfactory excuse shall 
be given zero on that examination. 

4. All students are required to be present promptly at 
the hour set for an examination, and the paper of any 
student who is more than ten minutes late will not be 
graded, unless the excuse for such tardiness be satisfac- 
tory to the professor. 

5. Students may, with the permission of the professor 
in charge, withdraw from the examination room for a 
period not to exceed ten minutes. If this length of time 
be exceeded, the professor may refuse to accept the paper. 

66 Davidson College 

6. No student, however, will be considered as pass- 
ing any subject whose examination grade in that subject 
is more than twenty points below the required passing 

7. A student who fails to make the passing grade in a 
course, but who comes within twenty units of passing, 
shall be permitted to take one re-examination in that sub- 
ject. A student who does not attain to within twenty 
units of the passing grade, or a student who fails on a 
re-examination, shall not be credited with the course 
unless he repeats it in class the following year. If this 
should be impracticable, such a student may be permitted 
by the Faculty to review the course under a private tutor, 
the choice of tutor as well as the time devoted to such 
review being subject to the approval of the professor in 
charge of the department in which the student is de- 
ficient. Under this arrangement, a student will be ex- 
cused from attending the recitations of the course, but 
will be required to take the regular class reviews and ex- 

8. All re-examinations shall be combined with the 
daily average in the regular proportion to determine the 
final grade, provided, however, that if a student makes 
70 or over in Freshman studies, 80 or over in Sophomore, 
Junior, and Senior studies, and 85 or over in postgrad- 
uate studies, on a re-examination, he may at his option be 
marked passed and the daily average omitted. 

9. Examinations are never given at an earlier date 
than shown in the schedule of examinations except on 
account of conflicts. 

10. No student is permitted to postpone examinations 
except on order of the College Physician or on the written 
and positive request of the parents, who then assume all 
responsibility for the ill effects The Faculty would 
earnestly suggest the unwisdom of such postponements. 

General Regulations 67 

11. For all re-examinations or postponed examina- 
tions, no matter what the cause, a fee of $2.50 each is 
charged, the fee to be paid in advance to the Treasurer of 
the college. All money so received shall be credited to 
the Societas Fratrum Loan Fund for needy students. 

12. In case a student has conflicts in the examination 
of two studies, he shall stand at the regular time the ex- 
amination of the course which belongs in the class in 
which the student is classified. In case the conflict in ex- 
aminations is between two studies, neither of which is in 
the class to which the student is classified, he shall stand 
with the higher class on the day of the examination. 

13. No examination shall be given to candidates for a 
degree later than Saturday night preceding Baccalaureate 

14. To those officially excused from an examination, 
and to those entitled to re-examination, the following op- 
portunities for examination are given: (1) At times set 
in College Calendar, see pages 3 and 4; (2) during the 
ten days beginning with Monday after commencement; 
(3) during the Christmas vacation, at the convenience of 
the professor; (4) at a regular class examination which 
covers the same course; (5) during the examination 
period, after the student has completed all his regular 
examinations. But no opportunities for re-examination 
will be given later than thirteen months after the regular 
class examination in a course. 

A student desiring to stand examinations at these 
special times should arrange well ahead with both the 
Treasurer and the Professor. 



The term, so far as absences of all kinds are con- 
cerned, shall be understood to extend, for the fall term, 

68 Davidson College 

from the opening day in September to and including Jan- 
uary 20th; and, for the spring term, from January 21st 
to the end of the session. Every student is expected to 
be present the morning of the opening of the session in 
September, and to attend college chapel every morning, 
church service every Sunday morning, and all his recita- 
tions every day until the session closes at the end of May. 
Absences from any college duty will be entered as unex- 
cused unless the proper officer gives permission before- 
hand to the student to be absent. The College Physician 
will give permission in case of sickness, and will himself 
make report to the office of the Registrar. The Dean will 
give all other permissions for absence, and will make 
report to the Registrar's office. 

All permissions for absence must be obtained before 
the absence occurs; otherwise, the absence will not be 

No student shall be excused by the College Physician 
from college duty on account of sickness unless, in the 
opinion of the physician, the illness is of such a nature as 
to require the student to remain in the infirmary for 
twenty-four hours. To secure the excuse the student 
must report to the College Infirmary and have the doctor 
called to see him there. 

At his discretion the College Physician may grant 
permission to be absent from outdoor drill before the 
absence occurs if he deems such drilling detrimental to 
the student's health, without requiring the student to 
remain in the Infirmary. Such absences from drill must 
be satisfied by extra drilling at times set by the military 

The Faculty considers repeated unexcused absences 
from college duties as sufficient cause for requiring the 
withdrawal of students. Parents' written requests for 
students to be allowed to leave college while class work is 

General Regulations 69 

going on, or for week-ends, are honored, but the parent is 
warned that many absences of this kind seriously inter- 
fere with a student's work to a greater extent than is 
apparent from the number of recitation hours lost. The 
parent must accept the responsibility for the absence and 
for the result. (See paragraph 3 under Attendance on 

Students returning after Christmas will report to the 
Treasurer by 6 p.m. of the opening day. Any student 
registering later than this, no matter what the cause of 
the delay, will be charged a delayed registration fee. (See 
page 31.) 

Prompt return after the Christmas holidays is quite 
essential. No student's absences at this time are excused 
unless he presents promptly the written request therefor 
of parent or guardian. Such request must state the time 
the excuse is expected to cover or it will be construed to 
cover the opening day only. 

The faculty recognizes no authority save its own to 
give permission to a student to be absent from college 
duties while the student is on the grounds of the institu- 


1. Absences from class shall be counted from the 
opening of the term in the case of old students ; in the case 
of new students, from the time of matriculation. 

2. When the number of unexcused absences reaches 
six, the student shall be summoned, if the Committee on 
Absences so decides, to appear before the Faculty, to show 
cause why he should not on this account be disciplined. 
The parent is notified, and if further irregularity occurs, 
the parent may be requested to withdraw the student 
from college. (See also Rules 5 and 6, under Chapel and 

3. For each unexcused absence from any class and for 

70 Davidson College 

each excused absence above three during the first term 
or five during the second term from any class, the grade 
of the student in that class shall be lowered by one. The 
excused absences allowed without penalty shall be in- 
creased to ten where at least five during the first term or 
seven during the second term are due to the protracted 
illness of the student, certified to by the College Physi- 
cian, or to absence as a member of a college organization 
representing the college away from the town. 


1. Students must occupy in chapel and in church their 
assigned seats, or be marked absent by the recorder. 

2. It is the duty of the recorder to mark with absolute 
accuracy absences and tardies. It is his duty simply to 
record the fact, leaving all explanations to be made by the 
student concerned to the Faculty Committee on Absences. 

3. Two tardies shall count as one absence, for dis- 
ciplinary purposes. A student is counted tardy at chapel 
when he takes his place after the bell stops ringing, and 
absent if he comes in later than the opening number of 
the exercises. He is tardy at church when he takes his 
seat after the second bell ceases to ring. 

4. When the number of unexcused absences from 
chapel reaches twelve in the case of any student, he shall 
be summoned, if the Committee on Absences so decides, 
to appear before the Faculty to show cause why he should 
not on this account be disciplined. The parent is notified 
and if further irregularity occurs the parent may be re- 
quested to withdraw the student from college. 

5. Church absences are reckoned as the equivalent of 
recitation absences, and are dealt with as stated in Rule 
2, Recitation Absences. 

6. Retiring from church shall be counted an absence 
for disciplinary purposes. 

General Regulations 71 

on examinations 
See 2, 3, 4, 5, under the heading "Examinations." 
(Pages 59, 60.) 


Students may be absent from college without permis- 
sion only when such absence does not conflict with attend- 
ance on any regular college exercise. 

Any student abusing this privilege, either by too fre- 
quent absence, by conduct discreditable to the college, or 
by Sunday travel, shall forfeit the above privilege, either 
permanently or for a limited time as the Faculty may 

All college organizations and publications are subject 
to the supervision and control of the Faculty or its repre- 
sentative committees, and no date or schedule of dates for 
contests with other organizations shall be arranged ex- 
cept with the consent of the representative committee of 
the Faculty. 

Baseball, football, and basketball teams are allowed 
ten days away from college (exclusive of Sunday) . The 
orchestra and glee club is considered as one organization, 
and allowed only six days' absence during a session. The 
estimate of the number of days is regulated as follows: 
Leaving or arriving on trains scheduled to pass Davidson 
after 11 a.m., and before 12 :40 p.m., to count as one half- 
day ; leaving after 12 :40 p.m., and arriving before 9 a.m., 
not to count as a day or a part of a day. 

No student shall represent the college. on any organ- 
ization away from the college unless he is reported as 
passing from the beginning of the term on at least three 
courses, and no student will be allowed to go with more 
than one organization during a term on trips away from 
the college, unless he is making a general average of at 
least 75 in his studies. 

The managers of the teams and clubs must, every two 

72 Davidson College 

weeks during the session, furnish to the Dean's office, 
alphabetically arranged lists of the team or club members 
in order to have a report made on their work. 

The managers must apply to the Dean for permits 
twenty-four hours before time for the team to depart. 

By special order of the Board of Trustees, no athletic 
team or other college organization, nor any part of such 
team or organization, is allowed to travel on the Sabbath, 
by train, automobile, or hack, either going or coming from 
a trip on which they represent the college in any way. 

All college organizations in their trips away from col- 
lege must go and return as a unit. Extension of leave 
and side trips will not be granted to anyone. 

Students other than members or officers of these or- 
ganizations will not be permitted to make trips with the 


1. No student will be officially enrolled in the Sopho- 
more class until he has completed half or more of the 
courses of the Freshman class. 

2. No student will be officially enrolled in the Junior 
class unless he has completed four-fifths of the Freshman 
and two-thirds of the Sophomore class. 

3. No student will be officially enrolled in the Senior 
class unless he has completed two-thirds of the twenty- 
one courses required for graduation. 


Rooms in the dormitories will be assigned under the 
following regulations : 

1. For a student to retain his share in a particular 
room for the next session, he must notify the Treasurer 
in writing on or before May 10th, and pay him the room 
deposit of $10.00. 

2. The room thus assigned will, in the case of new 

General Regulations 73 

students, be retained until the tenth of August, after 
which it will be forfeited unless the high school certifi- 
cate has been received and found satisfactory. 

3. After May 10th, all rooms or parts of rooms not 
applied for will be assigned in order of application and 
payment of room deposit. 

4. All deposits for a room claimed and occupied on or 
before the third day of the session by the one signing for 
the room will be applied on the current rent for the room. 
After this time, the deposit will be forfeited. 

5. The Intendant of Dormitories will co-operate with 
the student as far as possible to secure a congenial and 
proper roommate, but if a part of a room is unassigned 
by May 10th, the Treasurer will be free to fill the vacancy. 

6. Every occupant is held responsible for the proper 
care of the rooms and furniture, and any damage other 
than that arising from ordinary use will be charged to 
the student's account, or he will be barred from rooming 
in the college buildings. 

7. No room is rented for less than one term, and no 
exchange of room is allowed unless by permission of the 



The campus is spacious and beautiful. It comprises 
about forty-five acres, with adjacent golf ground contain- 
ing forty acres more. On the front twenty-five acres, 
most of which is in fine lawn, there are thirteen buildings, 
connected by a system of walks, shaded by beautiful elms 
and great oaks. 

The bird's-eye view shown facing inside of front cover 
page gives an idea of the campus as it now is and as we 
expect to develop it in the future. A line drawn from 
Georgia Dormitory south through the rear wall of Cham- 
bers divides the campus into a front and rear section. 
The front portion is to be practically as it now is, with 
some changes to be made in walks and grounds. In the 
rear section the Gymnasium is completed and in use. 

The plant completed as outlined will serve five hun- 
dred students well, and will, with necessary changes to 
present buildings and equipment, cost approximately 
$750,000.00. The additions to the Faculty necessitated 
by this growth will call for approximately as much, or 
a total of $1,500,000.00. 

One hundred thousand dollars recently pledged and 
paid in provides for the Gymnasium and two additional 
teachers, and in the recent campaign approximately 
$550,000.00 has been pledged. 


Through the liberality of a warm friend of Davidson, 
the college now possesses an exceptionally convenient and 
well-graded athletic field, knows as the Wm. H. Sprunt 
Athletic Field, surrounded by a nine-foot fence, and ad- 

Equipment 75 

mirably located immediately in the rear of the Gym- 

A substantial donation was made to the college in 1910 
by a citizen of New York for the purpose of developing a 
dozen new tennis courts and building an open-air gym- 
nasium. This is an especially attractive feature to those 
students who are too pressed for time to get their exer- 
cise from regular ball practice, and who wish to secure 
sufficient healthful out-of-door exercise with the minimum 
loss of time. 

Adjacent to the campus, a nine-hole golf course has 
been opened on college property. It is controlled by a 
club composed of faculty, villagers, and students. A 
moderate membership fee is charged for the maintenance 
of the course. 



For over a half century this stately edifice has been 
the center of the college life and activity. It is south- 
ern colonial in style of architecture, and was built in 
1856 out of the funds bequeathed to the college by Max- 
well Chambers, of Salisbury, N. C. In the central part of 
this building are the large Commencement hall, a num- 
ber of commodious recitation-rooms and laboratories, and 
the museum. In the two wings of the building are dormi- 
tory accommodations for one hundred and twenty-ony 
students. As a result of the recent campaign this build- 
ing will have a system of steam heat installed and will 
be completely renovated. 


The Shearer Bibical Hall, a brick building, occupies 
the site of the old Chapel. It is the gift of the late ex- 
President Shearer, and is dedicated to the memory of his 
wife, the late Mrs. Lizzie Gessner Shearer. The second 

76 Davidson College 

floor contains an auditorium, seating about five hundred, 
where morning prayers are conducted, public lectures 
given, and student mass-meetings held. On the first floor 
are class-rooms for the department of Biblical Instruc- 
tion, and other departments of the college. 


The new Library Building was erected through the 
generosity of Mr. Andrew Carnegie, at a cost of twenty 
thousand dollars. Temporarily the administrative offices 
of the college are in this building. 

The main purpose of the library is to supplement the 
instruction of the classroom by providing illustrative ma- 
terial to be consulted or studied in addition to the subject- 
matter of the lectures. Supplementary work of this na- 
ture forms an important and necessary part of the vari- 
ous courses of study in every department of instruction. 

The library contains 26,602 bound volumes, compris- 
ing not only the most important and indispensable older 
books, but the best of the more recent books. The library 
also includes an unusually full series of the public docu- 
ments and state papers of the United States Government. 
Besides these, the library contains a large number of val- 
uable pamphlets not bound. These are all in place in 
attractive steel shelves. Space and shelf-room will per- 
mit the library to grow to practically double its present 
size. There is a substantial fund set apart annually for 
the purchase of new books to meet the needs of the several 
departments of the college and of the student body as a 

The library is catalogued according to the decimal sys- 
tem. The card index, arranged by titles and authors, 
makes it possible to find immediately any work in the 
library. The students have direct access to index and to 
the stacks. This is a privilege of great educational value 

Equipment 77 

to the student. The fact that it is not abused by the stu- 
dents of Davidson is a compliment to the character of the 
student body. The value of the library is greatly en- 
hanced by the presence of a librarian of expert training 
and long experience in the work. There are a number of 
quiet rooms in the library, well furnished with tables and 
chairs, to which the student may repair for study. The 
library is open every week day from 12 m. to 6 p.m. A 
student may retain a book two weeks, at the end of which 
period the time may be extended for another week. A 
line of five cents a day will be charged for books kept over 
time. Not more than four volumes are loaned to one per- 
son, except at the discretion of the librarian. The loan 
of books much in demand may be restricted by the libra- 
rian to a shorter time. All books taken from the library 
are to be duly registered. Anyone violating this require- 
ment will be fined fifty cents. 

The reading room, not in immediate connection with 
the other rooms of the library, is open from 9 a.m. to 8 
p.m. On its various tables are found sixty of the leading 
monthly or weekly magazines and journals — some of a 
popular character and some technical. The newspaper 
racks contain fifteen daily papers, coming from various 
sections of the country. Other racks hold several of the 
leading religious weeklies. 


Each of the two literary societies has its own building. 
These buildings are located symmetrically with reference 
to each other, and stand conspicuously in the foreground 
of the campus. In each building the second floor is an 
elegantly furnished hall, devoted to literary purposes ; the 
first floor contains a recitation-room and fraternity hall. 

78 Davidson College 


This building was erected in 1890, in memory of the 
first President of the college. The second floor is used 
temporarly as a Biological Laboratory, and the lower 
floor as a storeroom and armory for the R. O. T. C. 

These two one-story brick buildings are among the 
oldest landmarks on the campus. They are prominent in 
the foreground among the oaks and elms. Each of these 
buildings now houses two of the fraternities in beautifully 
fitted rooms. 


A beautiful and well planned building (Mr. Robert F. 
Smallwood, '06, architect), has been erected from funds 
pledged by the alumni. 

Outside dimensions are 90 feet 10 inches by 95 feet 
6 inches. The basement is approximately on the ground 
line, well lighted, and provides abundant room for lock- 
ers, dressing-rooms for athletic teams (home and visit- 
ing) , showers, Russian bath, drying room, etc. 

The second story contains the gymnasium room, 58 
feet 2 inches by 90 feet 10 inches, with a balcony, aux- 
iliary gymnasium room, 26 feet by 31 feet 2 inches, office, 
lobby, and two physical examination rooms. 

The third story contains the quarters of the gym- 
nasium director, club room and class room. 

A splendidly lighted swimming pool, 21 feet by 60 feet, 
with balcony above, is planned, and will be built as soon 
as the funds are available. 


Five laboratories have in the course of years been 
developed in connection with the work in the several 

Equipment 79 

scientific departments of the college. These laboratories, 
carefully built up under the direction of men of full uni- 
versity training, have cost many thousands of dollars. 
Appropriations and fees render it possible to make con- 
stant additions, and to keep them abreast of the improve- 
ments of the day. 


This department is equipped with a five-inch refract- 
ing telescope, made by Clark & Sons, and has the use of 
the lantern with numerous astronomical slides, the sex- 
tant, maps, charts, and all the other equipment of a mod- 
ern astronomical laboratory. 


This laboratory is fitted up for forty-eight students. 
It contains a complete outfit of tables, microscopes, dis- 
secting instruments, specimens, and models. This outfit 
is being added to yearly as the demands increase. Each 
student is furnished with a compound microscope, stains,, 
and reagents for mounting specimens, and abundant ma- 
terial for dissections. 


The department of Chemistry makes use of an entire 
building, the Martin Chemical Laboratory, named in 
honor of the late Col. W. J. Martin, who was professor of 
Chemistry in Davidson for a quarter of a centry. It is 
a two-story brick building — sixty by sixty feet — with a 
basement and attic, abundantly lighted and well heated 
and ventilated. The building contains a stock room with 
abundant supplies of chemicals ; a large lecture-room with 
raised seats and all facilities for experiments by the pro- 
fessor and his assistants; room equipped with material 
for quantitative and other advanced work for twenty stu- 
dents; balance-room; the professor's private laboratory. 

80 Davidson College 

Other features are the minor laboratories for beginners, 
containing desks for thirty-six and lockers for seventy- 
two ; the qualitative laboratory, with desks for thirty-six, 
with adjoining stock and fume room; and the organic 
laboratory. Each student has four feet of desk space, 
with private drawers and lockers for the safe keeping of 
his apparatus; is provided with sink, gas, water, filter 
pump, and has fume rooms or hoods in easy reach. 


The Physic department is housed on two floors of the 
main part of the Chambers Building. On the first floor, 
covering a space thirty by seventy-five feet, is a large 
classroom with five storerooms conveniently arranged. 
On the second floor five laboratories cover a space sev- 
enty-five feet square. This gives floor space of over six 
thousand square feet, insuring ample room for the work 
of the department. The laboratory is equipped not only 
with a large quantity of apparatus for the simpler experi- 
ments in electricity, but also with many expensive instru- 
ments for work in advanced Physics. Besides numerous 
storage cells for a certain class of work, the laboratory is 
abundantly supplied night and day with current from the 
Southern Power Company. Any voltage desired, up to 
440, may be used, giving unusual facilities for all kinds 
of work in electricity. 


Through the thoughtful generosity of Dr. J. P. Mun- 
roe, for many years the College Physician, and of Dr. 
J. B. Shearer, the late ex-President of the college, 
the arrangements for the care of students who may be ill 
are unusually complete and satisfactory. The College 
Infirmary is located within a hundred feet of the edge 

Equipment 81 

of the campus, yet is quiet and secluded. It is fitted with 
electric lights, call bells, hot and cold baths, etc. A 
trained nurse of long and successful experience has 
charge of every patient. 

professor's houses 

The college owns twelve professors' houses, which are 
conveniently located in the neighborhood of the campus. 
More will shortly be built. 


As a result of the campaign a new and greatly en- 
larged Central Heating Plant will be erected and the heat 
extended to the Morrison, Chambers, and Gymnasium 
buildings. The old plant now supplies the Georgia, Watts 
and Rumple dormitories and the Library and Shearer 


A laundry sufficient to do all unstarched work for the 
students has been authorized and will be in operation at 
the opening of next fall. For hygienic and other reasons 
all students will be required to patronize this laundry. 
The charge will be as low as will allow for the proper con- 
duct and care of the plant. 


The Boarding House belonging to the College and oc- 
cupied by the Misses Shoemaker, who have proven their 
ability to provide good board at a reasonable rate, will be 
greatly enlarged this summer. It is proposed to care for 
150 to 200 students at this house at a cost as low as is 
consistent with good and wholesome fare. 

82 Davidson College 



The two wings of the Chambers Building accommo- 
date one hundred and twenty-one students. The dormi- 
tory rooms in this building are heated by open grate fires. 
This method of heating is preferred by many to the steam 
heat. The rooms are large, well lighted and well venti- 
lated by windows reaching nearly to the ceiling, and, 
owing to the splendid construction of the building, a large 
number of the upper classmen select these rooms for this 
reason. Toilet-rooms and bathrooms have been added. 


This is a brick building three stories in height, sep- 
arated into two sections by a solid brick wall. Each sec- 
tion furnishes room for thirty students, and on every 
floor of each section there is a well ventilated bathroom 
with shower, toilet, and lavatories. Each room has two 
large windows, closet, and a special ventilating shaft. 


Through the generosity of Mr. George W. Watts, a 
handsome dormitory was erected in 1906. It contains 
twenty-four rooms, accommodating forty-eight students. 
The building is of brick and artificial stone, is heated by 
steam heat, and is well lighted and ventilated. There is 
a bathroom on each of the three floors. Each room has 
its own lavatory, with running water, two closets, two 
large windows, and its own ventilating shaft. 


This dormitory is larger than the Watts Building, but 
in all essential respects is like it in equipment and fur- 

Equipment S3 


A new dormitory to house about 115 students will be 
erected as soon as the funds pledged in the recent cam- 
paign become available. Plans are being drawn by Mr. 
Smallwood of New York. 


The Southern Power Company runs a line to the col- 
lege transformer station, where the voltage is reduced. 
All the college dormitories, residences, and public build- 
ings, the campus walks, the village streets, and many 
stores and residences, are lighted by this system. It also 
furnishes power to the college pumping station and to 
the laboratories. 


The college owns and operates a complete system of 
waterworks. All dormitories, students' boarding houses, 
laboratories, etc., together with most of the stores and 
residences of the village, are thus supplied with an abund- 
ance of water. The supply comes from artesian tube- 
wells, and is, according to the monthly report of the State 
Bacteriologist, of exceptional purity. A new 80,000 gal- 
lon steel tank on an 80-foot tower has been erected and 
furnishes abundant storage capacity. 


Through the generosity of W. H. Sprunt, Esq., of Wil- 
mington, a complete sewerage system, with septic tank, 
has been added to the equipment of the college. 



There are two literary societies — the Philanthropic 
and the Eumenean — conducted by the students, each in 
its own hall. Many of the students belong to these 
societies, the membership of the two being practically 
equal, and the quality of work similar. Both are well 
conducted, and afford opportunities for training in de- 
bate, declamation, composition, public speaking, and 
parliamentary usage. They both award annual prizes 
for excellence in literary and rhetorical exercises. 

The training given by these societies is a most valu- 
able part of college education, and every student is urged 
by the authorities of the college to become a member of 
one of them, and take an active part in its exercises. 



The Presbyterian Church is situated on a corner of 
the College Campus. Students are required to attend the 
morning services on the Sabbath and are cordially in- 
vited and urged to attend all services of the church and 
Sabbath School. The minister is earnestly desirous of 
being a real pastor to the young men, and he, as well as 
the entire congregation, cordially invites all students to 
make this their church home while here in college 



The center of the religious life of the college is the 
Young Men's Christian Association. This is one of the 
strongest and most vigorous college associations in the 
country. All of the students are members, or associate 

College Organizations 85 

members, of it, its various departments are fully organ- 
ized, and its representatives attend the various local, 
State, and national conventions. It conducts a weekly 
religious service, which all members of the college are in- 
vited to attend. Other features of the work of the Asso- 
ciation are its weekly Bible and mission study classes, the 
monthly meetings of candidates for the ministry, the 
meetings of the members of the volunteer mission band, 
and the mission Sunday-school work, in which members 
of the Association engage in the neighborhood of the col- 
lege. At the opening of the college session in September, 
the Association has committees to meet new students upon 
their arrival, and render them all possible assistance in 
getting located. The first Monday night the Association 
gives a formal reception in honor of the new students, to 
which all students, professors, village people, and visitors 
are invited. The Association also publishes annually a 
handbook of information about the college that is inval- 
uable to all students, new and old. 


The Committee on Athletics of the Alumni Associa- 
tion directs the athletic affairs of the college, under the 
supervision of the Faculty committee. 

Each student pays to the college a gymnasium and ath- 
letic fee of ten dollars, which gives him full athletic priv- 
ileges. He can offer for any team, or engage in any form 
of athletic exercise, under the supervision of the college 
athletic director, he desires or the College Physician finds 
him fitted for. 

The high standing that Davidson has taken in inter- 
collegiate athletics in the last few years has been due tq 
the increased interest of the students in the General Ath- 
letic Association. 

It is hoped that each alumnus will join the alumni 

85 Davidson College 

department of the association, and thus help to further 
the devolopment of the college along athletic lines. 

All money from receipts from games and from dues 
is placed on deposit, and can be checked against only by 
the association treasurer, upon presentation of proper 
vouchers. The books of the treasurer are audited regu- 
larly by the Faculty Committee. Subscriptions to the 
Athletic Association may be mailed to the treasurer of 
the Alumni Athletic Association, or to Dr. J. M. Douglas, 
the chairman of the Faculty Committee. 

Each athletic team is allowed a limited number of days 
away from college, for the games with other colleges, and 
..each team is accompanied by a Faculty representative. 


1. No one shall represent Davidson College in any ath- 
letic contest except under the following conditions: 

a. He must satisfy the Faculty Committee on Athletics 
that he is a bona, fide student of the college, and that he 
is taking at least twelve hours per week on class of reg- 
ular college courses, and that he is maintaining the 
standard of scholarship hereinafter described. 

b. He shall not play on any athletic team if he has 
been a member of that team during the preceding season, 
and was not in residence at least one term during that 
college year. 

c. No student shall play on the football team of any 
year unless he has begun his college work not later than 
October 5th, or on the baseball team unless he has begun 
his college work not later than January 20th. 

d. No coach or instructor in athletics, or anyone who 
receives compensation for his athletic services, shall be 
eligible to play on any college team. 

e. No student shall play more than four years on any 
college team. 

College Organizations 87 

f. No member of any athletic team of Davidson Col- 
lege shall be the recipient of any compensation whatever 
— money, board, and tuition included — for his participa- 
tion in athletics. 

g. No student shall represent the college on any ath- 
letic team away from the college, unless he is reported as 
passing on at least three courses. 

h. No student shall be allowed to represent Davidson 
College in an intercollegiate athletic contest until he has 
signed the eligibility rules of Davidson Colege, and signi- 
fied his willingness to subscribe to the same in both letter 
and spirit. 

i. If a student has been a member of an athletic team 
of another college, he must attend Davidson College for 
five months before he is eligible to represent Davidson in 
intercollegiate athletic contests. This rule applies to the 
major sports of football and baseball. 

j. No student shall play on the baseball team of 
Davidson College in intercollegiate contests who has pre- 
viously been a member of any baseball team playing under 
the protection of the National Association of Baseball. 

2. No manager or captain of a student athletic organ- 
ization shall introduce a player into any athletic contest 
who is not a bona- fide student of the college, and so certi- 
fied by the Faculty Committee on Athletics, or shall vio- 
late the intercollegiate rules of intercollegiate contests by 
playing a "ringer," or by other dishonorable practice. 

3. The expenditures of the Athletic Association shall 
be under the control of the Faculty Committee on Ath- 
letics, and all accounts shall be audited and approved by 
this committee at the close of each season. 


A day in April, generally the second Saturday, is set 
apart to be spent in contests for suitable prizes, under the 

88 Davidson College 

control and direction of the Athletic Association and the 
general supervision of the Faculty. There is no admis- 
sion fee, and the public is cordially invited to witness the 
contests. Three trophy cups are contended for in the 
interclass athletic games. The football trophy is a large 
silver cup, given to the class that wins the largest number 
of class football games in the spring contests. A hand- 
some loving cup, given by the class of 1909, is awarded to 
the class winning the highest percentage of baseball 
games in the class contest. A beautiful silver cup, to be 
contested for by the class track teams, has been presented 
by our loyal alumnus, Lunsford Richardson, Jr. (Class of 
1914), Greensboro, N. C. Each of these cups is held by 
the winning class for one year, and if won three years in 
succession becomes the property of the class. 


This organization consists of students who have some 
talent as regards voice or the use of a musical instrument. 
It is open to all who may be capable of developing into 
efficient members. The organization has the usual offi- 
cers of an orchestra and glee club. Its members practice 
regularly, and have a piano and a large hall at their dis- 


A band of twenty or more members is formed as a 
part of the Reserved Officers Training Corps and affords 
excellent instruction to the members. The Government 
furnishes the instruments. 


The fraternities are not permitted to pledge or initiate 
members of the Freshman class, nor members of other 
classes unless they have been students of the college for 
at least one term. Certain rules and regulations govern- 
ing this and other phases of fraternity life are furnished 
the chapters in writing for their guidance. 



In 1893, Rev. J. M. P. Otts, D.D., LL.D., donated a 
fund to Davidson College, the proceeds of which should 
be used from time to time in securing and publishing 
courses of lectures at Davidson College in defense of 
Christianity against current heresies, especially such as 
may seem directed against the foundations of the Chris- 
tian faith. 

The first course of lectures was delivered by the 
founder himself, and published by Revell & Co., under 
the title, Unsettled Questions. The second was delivered 
by Rev. Robert L. Dabney, D.D., LL.D., the year before 
his death, and published under the title, The Atonement. 
The third was delivered during the session of 1904-05, 
by Rev. J. B. Shearer, D.D., LL.D., and published under 
the title, Modern Mysticism-; or the Covenants of the 
Spirit. It may be procured from the publishers, The 
Presbyterian Committee of Publication, Richmond, Va., 
or direct from the author. The fourth series will be 
delivered by Rev. Walter W. Moore, D.D., LL.D., Presi- 
dent Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Va. 


Through the session occasional public lectures will be 
given by members of the Faculty or by visitors invited by 
the Faculty. The series is under the supervision of the 
Faculty Committee on Public Lectures. 


Lectures of especial interest to young men beginning 
their college course will be give semimonthly through 
a part of the year by members of the Faculty, visitors, 
and selected members of the upper classes. 

90 Davidson College 

These lectures will deal with problems of student life 
in such a way as to be helpful to the young men, and will 
treat of such matters as campus life, college honor, study, 
hygiene, etc. 

Attendance on these lectures is required of all Fresh- 


The college issues several times a year a Bulletin, con- 
taining a list of students and officers, sketches of alumni, 
changes in the curriculum or administration of the col- 
lege, campus items of interest, social and athletic events, 
and general information concerning the college and its 
work. A copy will be sent free of charge to all alumni 
and friends of the college who desire it. 


The student body chooses a board of editors and man- 
agers which publishes The Davidson College Magazine, 
containing material representative of the literary en- 
deavors of the students. This publication is issued four 
times during the college session. 

The student body selects the editorial board and busi- 
ness managers of a weekly paper, The Davidsonian, con- 
taining college news, accounts of games, notices of alumni, 
and discussions of college affairs. 

The Senior class publishes annually Quips and Cranks, 
containing information about the classes, fraternities, 
athletics, musical and literary organizations, and various 
other matters of interest in connection with college life. 


Both the Philanthropic and Eumenean Societies 
award annual prizes for excellence in rhetorical exer- 
cises as follows: 

Debaters' Medals for Juniors and Seniors. 

Debaters' Medals for Freshmen and Sophomores. 

Essayists' Medals. 

Declaimers' Medals. 

An Orators' Medal is given jointly by the societies to 
the winner in the Junior Oratorical Contest, held on Tues- 
day evening of the Commencement Week. 

A Fiction Medal is given by the two literary societies 
jointly, to the student writing the best piece of fiction for 
the Davidson College Magazine. 


The family of the late Eev. William Banks, long a 
Trustee and President of the Board, has established in his 
memory a fund which provides a medal to be given each 
year to that member of the graduating class who has com- 
pleted the entire Biblical course with the highest distinc- 


A medal is annually awarded in the name of the 
Alumni Association to that member of the Freshman 
Class who has been classified through the year in one of 
the degree courses and has made the highest average of 
the class. 

On Commencement Day, four members of the grad- 
uating class selected on the basis of their previous success 
in oratory, compete for a handsome gold medal known as 
the Faculty Orator's Medal. 

92 Davidson College 


Awarded to the literary society winning in an inter- 
society debate. 


Mr. W. H. Belk, of Charlotte, N. C, has given the col- 
lege a handsome trophy cup, to be awarded each year to 
that fraternity whose class average for the entire under- 
graduate membership of the chapter is the highest for 
the year. The successful fraternity retains the cup until 
won in a succeeding year by another, and the first frater- 
nity winning it ten years (not necessarily in succession) , 
retains the cup permanently. 

The cup has been awarded to the winning fraternities 
as follows: 1911-12, Kappa Sigma; 1912-13, Kappa Sig- 
ma; 1913-14, Kappa Alpha; 1914-15, Beta Theta Pi; 1915- 
16, Beta Theta Pi; 1916-17, Beta Theta Pi; 1917-18, 
Sigma Alpha Epsilon; 1918-19, Kappa Alpha. 



(Alumni Cup) 

Presented for one year to the class winning in the 
Class football series. 


(Given by Class 1909) 

Presented for one year to the class winning the Class 
baseball series. 


(Given by L. Richardson, Jr.) 

Presented for one year to the class winning the great- 
est number of points on Field Day. 


Matriculation in the college is considered a contract 
binding the student and his parents or guardian for the 
entire fees for the term. 

If a student withdraws honorably and after confer- 
ence with the President or the Dean of the college within 
thirty days after his matriculation, all his term's fees ex- 
cept twenty-five dollars will be remitted. No return of 
fees will be made for later withdrawal for any cause save 
the necessity of ill-health, attested by the college physi- 

Students withdrawing from college without permis- 
sion obtained beforehand from the President or the Dean 
©f the college will not be entitled to "honorable dismis- 

The expenses of life at any college are divided into two 
classes; First, college fees, which can be accurately 
summed up ; and, second, living expenses, which vary so 
widely with the individual taste and habits of the stu- 
dent that they can only be estimated. 


Rumple Chambers 

Tuition $ 37.50 $ 37.50 

*Room rent, light, heat, janitor service 30.00 27.50 

Incidental 12.50 12.50 

Medical 2.50 2.50 

Library 2.00 2.00 

Gymnasium and athletics 5.00 5.00 

Damage deposit 2.00 2.00 

Campus tax 5.00 5.00 

Laundry 10.00 10.00 

tR. O. T. C. deposit 10.00 10.00 

$116.50 $114.00 

*Rent for the few single rooms will be $40.00 per term. 

fThe R. O. T. C. deposit of $10.00 is required of all members 
of R. O. T. C. to insure proper return of all Government property. 
After payment for all damage or loss the balance is returned to 
the student. 

94 Davidson College 

For each laboratory taken add fees payable at regis- 
tration in the fall as follows: 

Applied Mathematics 1, $3.00 per session. 

Freshman and Sophomore Laboratories, each $5.00 
per session. 

Junior and Senior Laboratories, each $5.00 per term. 

The damage deposit is returned at Commencement, 
less the actual amount of damages to rooms, furniture, 

Should the damage account against any student reach 
$2.00 at any time during the year he must deposit an addi- 
tional $2.00 with the Treasurer as soon as notified of the 

The "Campus Tax" pays for entrance to athletic con- 
tests on the college grounds, subscription to The David- 
sonian, The Davidson College Magazine, and Quips and 
Cranks, and the Y. M. C. A. fee. The finances of all these 
student activities are managed under the oversight and 
control of the Auditing Committee of the student body, 
two members of which are members of the Faculty. 

Where necessary or desirable furnished rooms in the 
village may be secured through the Treasurer's office. 


Rumple Chambers 

Tuition $ 37.50 $ 37.50 

Room rent, light, heat, and janitor service. . . . 30.00 27.50 

Incidental 12.50 12.50 

Medical 2.50 2.50 

Library 2.00 2.00 

Gymnasium and athletics 5.00 5.00 

Commencement 1.00 1.00 

Campus tar 5.00 5.00 

Laundry 12.50 12.50 

$108.00 105.50 

Expenses 95 

• For each Junior or Senior Laboratory taken add fee 
of $5.00. 

A diploma fee of $5.00 is charged each candidate for 

All students, except residents, are required to occupy 
rooms on the campus, unless exceptional conditions cause 
the authorities to give a student permission to room else- 

All college fees are payable one-half at the opening of 
the fall term ; the remainder, at the opening of the spring 

Should these dates prove inconvenient, parents or 
prospective students should correspond with the Presi- 
dent or Treasurer with reference to special arrangements. 

Each room with two students is allowed, in the above 
charges, two lights of 40 watts each. 

By order of the Board of Trustees students must have 
ppid all the college fees of one term or made satisfactory 
arrangements therefor with the Treasurer before they are 
allowed to register for the following term. 

No student shall receive a certificate of honorable dis- 
missal from college nor shall he be recommended for a 
degree until: 

1. All college charges of every sort have been paid, or 
arrangement satisfactory to the Treasurer has been made. 
In the case of Seniors, such arrangement must have been 
made three months prior to the Commencement at which 
he graduates. 

2. He has returned in good order or replaced every 
book he has borrowed from the college library, and has 
paid all fines charged to him. 


The tabulation here given will give a general idea of 
total living expenses of a student at Davidson. Approxi- 

96 Davidson College 

mately 75 per cent of the students will get through on 
the average cost: 

Minimum Maximum Average 

Tuition $ 75.00 $ 50.00 

Room rent, heat, etc $ 55.00 60.00 58.00 

Board 162.00 292.50 202.50 

Laboratory and other fees 42.50 62.50 47.50 

Books and stationery (basis four 

years' average) 10.00 22.50 12.00 

Laundry 22.50 25.00 23.00 

Literary Society 5.00 15.00 7.00 

$297.00 $552.50 $400.00 

Clothing $ 80.00 $240.00 $140.00 

Travel 10.00 150.00 25.00 

Social (pocket money, Frats., etc.) . 10.00 75.00 35.00 

$100.00 $316.50 $200.00 

Outside of the college fees, many students bring their 
yearly expenses down to $150.00. Others less severely 
economical keep their expenses within $200.00, while no 
one need spend more than $250.00. This is, of course, 
exclusive of clothing, railroad fare, and pocket money. 

No one need feel that lack of spending money will 
debar him from the social or athletic life of the campus, 
or deprive him of influence or popularity. Life at David- 
son is essentially democratic, and probably a majority of 
the leaders among the students are partially working 
their own way through college, or are the sons of parents 
who can with difficulty meet their college expenses. 



Nearly one-half the students matriculating at David- 
son assist in meeting the expenses of their college course, 
a large percentage maintaining themselves entirely. 
Among these are found many of the ablest, most popular, 
and most influential students at Davidson in every class. 
Many work during the vacations as teachers, clerks in 
summer-resort hotels, or as agents and canvassers, some 
making enough during the summer to meet all college ex- 
penses for the year. Others during the term act as jani- 
tors for the Y. M. C. A. and the literary societies, as man- 
agers, or waiters on the tables of the boarding-houses, and 
as tutors or laboratory assistants, or help support them- 
selves by hair-cutting, wood-sawing, copying, typewrit- 
ing, stenography, office work, etc. The most fruitful field 
for self-help, however, is in acting as agents for houses 
supplying clothing, shoes, hats, fountain pens, furniture, 
and everything else needed by their fellow-students, or 
for steam laundries, laundry-clubs, boarding-clubs, etc. 
Students desiring positions should file their names with 
the Committee on Student Self-Help. 

Success in most of these occupations depends on nat- 
ural talent, faithfulness, and efficiency, but also on per- 
sonal influence and acquaintanceship. Hence they are 
hardly available to a new student during his first term, 
but afterwards become more and more fruitful as a 
source of revenue and a means of self-help. 


Davidson offers free tuition to the sons of ministers 
of all denominations, and to candidates for the Gospel 
ministry of all denominations, if they have been formally 
received as candidates by their church authorities. 

98 Davidson College 


The college has the following loan funds from which 
loans can be made to students who need rather slight 
assistance to complete their college course. Such loans 
are meant to meet only the demands of real necessity. 
The need of the student and his scholastic standing will 
both be taken into consideration in each case. The stu- 
dent must present his application, together with a state- 
ment from parent or guardian as to his needs, to the fac- 
ulty. He must have been in college a sufficient length of 
time for the Faculty to judge as to his success in college 
work and his attention to duty. 

The Societas Fratrum Loan Fund aids needy and de- 
serving students by loans of money, to be repaid out of 
their earnings after leaving college. No interest is 
charged on loans from this fund during the time the stu- 
dent is in college here, and only four per cent after leav- 
ing, provided the loan is repaid within five years from 
leaving college; otherwise, the legal rate of six per cent 

The James Sprunt Ministerial Loan Fund has been 
founded by Mr. James Sprunt, a philanthropic friend of 
Christian education, to assist in the same way needy can- 
didates for the ministry. No interest is charged on loans 
from this fund while the student is in college here and for 
four years thereafter; otherwise, a charge of four per 
cent per annum is made. The student is expected to re- 
pay his loan from his first earnings. 

The J. W. Woodside Loan Fund, of one thousand dol- 
lars, was established in 1910 by Mr. J. D. Woodside, of 
Greenville, S. C, and most of this amount has been paid 
in. This fund is available for worthy and needy students 
who can give valid security. The notes begin to bear 
interest when the student leaves college, at the rate of 
four per cent per annum, provided the loan is repaid 

Self-Help Assistance Scholarships 99 

within five years from leaving college; otherwise, the 
legal rate of six per cent obtains. The beneficiary must 
obligate himself to settle the notes out of his first earn- 
ings after leaving college. The beneficiaries shall advise 
Mr. Woodside in writing of the settlement of their notes 
given to the college. 

The Maxwell Memorial Loan Fund Association was 
organized on the Davidson campus, June 3, 1913, at a 
reunion of the families of the three daughters of the late 
James McKnight Hunter. The Maxwell-Wolfe-McClin- 
tock families, being represented by forty-nine members 
present, decided to establish a loan fund for the purpose 
of assisting, by means of loans from the fund, needy stu- 
dents of Davidson College. The fund was named The 
Maxwell Loan Fund, in honor of the late P. P. Maxwell, 
Sr., and is to be provided by annual subscriptions. The 
administration of the fund was placed in the hands of 
three trustees elected by the association. The fund has 
so far provided from seventy-five to one hundred dollars a 
year, which is loaned on the same terms as the Societas 
Fratrum Loan Fund. 

The W. H. Sprunt Loan Fund, to assist worthy and 
needy students, has been established through the thought- 
ful generosity of Mr. W. H. Sprunt, of Wilmington, N. C. 
This fund is loaned on the same terms as the Societas 
Fratrum Loan Fund. 


A number of scholarships have been founded by be- 
nevolent persons and organizations for the assistance of 
needy and worthy young men working their way to a 
higher education. These scholarships pay to the stu- 
dent, in college fees, the amount of the income from the 
endowment of the scholarship, calculated at the legal rate 
of interest. Practically all of these scholarships are 


Davidson College 

awarded to Freshmen. Assistance is generally given to 
men in the upper classes by means of loans from the loan 

To be eligible to a scholarship a Freshman must be 
able to enter without conditions, must take one of the 
regular courses required for a degree, and must present 
satisfactory evidence of worthy character, need for assist- 
ance, ability, earnestness of purpose, and economical 

On account of the great number of worthy applicants, 
it has become quite common to divide a scholarship among 
several applicants. 

No scholarship is awarded for longer than one year at 
a time, and it may be withdrawn at any time for miscon- 
duct or inattention to duty. 

The following scholarships have been awarded : 




The Maxwell Chambers 

The William Murdoch 

The J. J. Summerell 

The J. J. Bruner 

The D. A. Davis 

The George Bower 

The Kate Williams 

The Carr 

The Thomas Brown 

The Wiley 

The Wilson & Barringer 

The Gates 

The Willie J. Brown 

The P. T. Penick 

The A. K. Pool 


$1,000, by Presbyterian 
bury, N. C. 
1,000, by Presbyterian 
bury, N. C. 
500, by Presbyterian 

bury, N. C. 
500, by Presbyterian Church, 
bury, N. C. 
1,500, by Presbyterian Church, 

bury, N. C. 
1,000, by Mrs. A. C. Davis, Salisbury, 

N. C. 
1,500, by G. W. Williams, Wilmington, 

N. C. 
1,000, by J. S. Carr, Durham, N. C. 
1,000, by Brown & Brother, Winston- 
Salem, N. C. 
1,000, by S. H. Wiley, Salisbury, N. C. 
500, by Gen. R. Barringer and George 

E. Wilson, Charlotte, N. C. 
500, by R. M. Oates & Brothers, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 
500, by Col. John L. Brown, Charlotte, 

N. C. 
500, by Presbyterian Church, Moores- 

ville, N. C. 
500, by Class of '93. 

Self-Help Assistance Scholarships 10 

The R. W. Allison 1,000, by Mrs. J. M. Odell (nee Miss 

Addie Allison), Concord, N. C. 
The Annie Phifer Allison 1,000, by Mrs. J. M. Odell, Concord, 

N. C. 
The Frances Taylor (5) 5,000, by Miss Frances Taylor, New- 

bern, N. C. 
The Worth 1,000, by Mrs. D. G. Worth, B. G. Worth, 

C. W. Worth, Wilmington, N. C. 
The M. H. McBryde 1,000, by Capt. M. H. McBryde, Laurin- 

burg, N. C. 
The Isaac Harris 1,000, by First Presbyterian Church, 

Mooresville, N. C. 
The Neill Ray 1,000, by Mrs. N. W. Ray, Fayetteville, 

N. C. 
The M. H. McBryde 1,000, by Capt. M. H. McBryde, Laurin- 

burg, N. C. 
The Henry Winthrop Mal- 

loy 1,000, by H. W. Malloy, Laurinburg, 

N. C. 
The J. E. Sherrill 1,000, by J. E. Sherrill, Mooresville, 

N. C. 
The Brown and Kate 

Newell McCallum 1,200, by Mrs. Janie B. Hamer, Hamer, 

S. C 
The Robt. Hall Morrison 1,000, by Dr. R. H. Morrison, Moores- 
ville, N. C. 
The Marion and Milton 

Morris 1,000, by W. W. Morris and Mary F. 

Morris, Concord, N. C. 


Davidson College esteems it a high privilege to train, 
free of charge, the future religious leaders of the church. 
Her friends, however, are beginning to realize that the 
greatness of her service in this work for the church en- 
tails a financial burden to which her resources are hardly 
equal. A movement, therefore, has been inaugurated 
looking to the endowment of a number of scholarships of 
$1,000 each, whose income shall counterbalance the loss 
of these tuition fees. As the actual cost of the tuition of 
each student is twice the sixty-dollar tuition fee, the donor 
who establishes such a scholarship shares with the college 
for all time the high privilege of training for enlarged 
usefulness and consecrated leadership the future minis- 

102 Davidson College 

ters of the church. The following scholarships of $1,000 
each have already been established, and pay to the college 
every year the tuition of one candidate for the ministry : 

The J. M. Knox, by J. M. Knox, Salisbury, N. C. 

The Thomas Payne Bagley Me- 
morial, by Mr. and Mrs. Thos. F. Bagley, 

Wilmington, N. C. 

The Daniel and Margaret Mc- 

Bryde Memorial, by J. A. and M. H. McBryde, 

Laurinburg, N. C. 

The W. J. Roddey, by W. J. Roddey, Eock Hill, S. C. 

The T. J. Brown and J. M. 
Rogers, by Messrs. Brown & Rogers, Win- 

ston-Salem, N. C. 

The Mary Jane McNair Memo- 
rial, by John F. McNair, Laurinburg, 

N. C. 

One Ministerial Scholarship, by Mrs. N. T. Murphy, Salisbury, 

N. C. 

One Ministerial Scholarship, bv J. Bailey Owen, Henderson, 

N. C. 

The Blue Ministerial Scholar- 
ship, by Misses Flora, Sarah and Mar- 
garet Blue, Laurinburg, N. C. 

The Alexander McArthur Me- 
morial, by his family, Fayetteville, N. C. 

One Ministerial Scholarship, by Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Turner, 

Augusta, Ga. 

One Ministerial Scholarship, by J. E. Sherrill, Mooresville, 

N. C. 

One Ministerial Scholarship, by John J. Eagan, Atlanta, Ga. 

One Ministerial Scholarship, by Board of Deacons, First Pres- 
byterian Church, Statesville, 
N. C. 

One Ministerial Scholarship, by John McSween, Timmonsville, 

S. C. 

One Ministerial Scholarship, by C. E. Graham, Greenville, S. C. 

One Ministerial Scholarship, by Presbyterian Church, Maxton, 

N. C. 

One Ministerial Scholarship, by First Presbyterian Church, 

Reidsville, N. C. 

One Ministerial Scholarship, by John Whitehead ('75), Salis- 
bury, N. C. 

One Ministerial Scholarship, by Tenth Avenue Presbyterian 

Church, Charlotte, N. C. 

One Ministerial Scholarship, by Ashpole and Rowland Presby- 
terian Churches, Rowland, N. C. 

One Ministerial Scholarship, by R. P. Richardson, Reidsville, 

N. C. 

One Ministerial Scholarship, by "A Friend," Columbia, S. C. 

Self-Help Assistance Scholarships 


The T. W. Swan Memorial, 

The David Fairley, 

The Joseph Bingham Mack, 

The Rufus D. Brown Memorial, 

The Frontis H. Johnston Memo- 

The John W. McLaughlin, 

The E. B. Simpson Memorial, 

The Neill McKay Memorial, 

The Brookshire Memorial, 

The Chas. H. Belvin Memorial, 

The Julia M. Holt, 
The Elliott M. Braxton, Jr., Me- 
The W. H. Belk, 
The W. F. Carter, 

The W. T. Brown, 

The Col. W. J. Martin, 

The W, B. and J. P. Taylor, 

The John S. Carson, 

The Sarah and Evelyn Bailey, 

The R. A. Dunn, 
The James McDowell, 

The A. M. Kistler, 

The A. J. Crowell, 

The Chas. W. Johnston, 

The A. J. Yorke, 
The McCallum, 

The Cassandra J. Vaughn, 

by Mrs. Susan A. Swan, Golds- 
boro, N. C. 

by Messrs. Blue & McLaughlin, 
Raeford, N. C. 

by William Mack ('83), New 
York, N. Y. 

by George T. Brown, Winston- 
Salem, N. C. 

by First Presbyterian Church, 

Winston-Salem, N. C. 
by Presbyterian Church, Raeford, 

N. C. 
by Session of First Presbyterian 

Church, Statesville, N. C. 
by family and relatives, Lilling- 

ton, N. C. 
by Mrs. Brookshire and Mrs. Lula 

B. Wynne, Raleigh, N. C. 
by Mrs. Jno. W. Harden, Raleigh, 

N. C. 
by W. E. Holt, Memphis, Tenn. 

by F. L. Fuller, New York, N. Y. 

by W. H. Belk, Charlotte, N. C. 

by W. F. Carter, Mount Airy, 
N. C. 

by W. T. Brown, Winston-Salem, 
N. C. 

by Julian S. Carr, Durham, N. C. 

by Taylor Brothers, Winston- 
Salem, N. C. 

by Mrs. John S. Carson, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 

by Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Bailey, 

\ Mocksville, N. C. 

by R. A. Dunn, Charlotte, N. C. 

by Mrs. C. M. Richards, David- 

{ son, N. C. ; Dr. J. D. McDowell, 

i York, S. C; Mrs. E. M. Sea- 

j brook, Edisto Island, S. C. 

by A. M. Kistler, Morganton, 
N. C. 

by Dr. A. J. Crowell, Charlotte, 
N. C. 

by Chas. W. Johnston, Charlotte, 
N. C. 

by A. J. Yorke, Concord, N. C. 

by Mr. and Mrs. D. A. McCallum, 
Hamer, S. C. 

by R. G. Vaughn, Greensboro, 
N. C. 



Davidson College is located in Mecklenburg County, 
North Carolina, on the Southern Railway, midway be- 
tween the towns of Charlotte and Statesville, and twenty- 
two miles from each. The railroad from Roanoke, Va., 
and Winston-Salem, N. C, to Charlotte, also passes 
Davidson. A thriving village of more than a thousand 
inhabitants, called Davidson, has grown up with the col- 
lege since its founding in 1836-37. 

The college is in the famous Piedmont section of the 
Carolinas, noted for its beauty and healthf ulness. 


The college is easy of access, having six regular pas- 
senger trains a day, each carrying mail, and making close 
connections at Charlotte, Mooresville, Statesville, and 
Barber Junction for all points north, south, east, or west. 
It has also local and long distance telephones, express and 
telegraph facilities, etc. 


The location insures health, being on the line of the 
highest ground between the Yadkin and the Catawba, 
nine hundred feet above sea level. It is sufficiently re- 
mote from larger cities or towns to escape their tempta- 
tions and excitements. By a law of the State, no intoxi- 
cating liquors can be sold within a radius of three miles, 
while as a matter or fact there are no open saloons within 
the State. Few places are so free from temptations to 
vice and extravagance. 


Few villages of the same size furnish equal social ad- 
vantages. The Faculty and the villagers alike do all in 
their power to give the students a home-life. 

General Information 105 


It is not too much to say that the student body at 
Davidson is unique among institutions of learning. It is 
the enthusiastic testimony of practically all students com- 
ing to Davidson from other institutions that the moral 
atmosphere is strikingly different from anything they had 
known before. The habits and traditions of the college 
are all in favor of purity, sobriety, and gentlemanly con- 
duct. The students are a picked body of men, represent- 
ing the finest home training of the South. Probably two- 
thirds of them are the sons of church officers, represent- 
ing every State in the South. On the average, more than 
nine out of ten are themselves professing Christians, and 
one in every five has chosen the ministry of the Gospel as 
his life's work. It is not too much to say, then, that the 
Davidson student body fairly represents the flower of 
Southern culture and home training. To spend the four 
formative years of college life among such associates, to 
select one's lifelong circle of college friends from such 
companions, is an inestimable privilege. Those can best 
appreciate it who know from long college experience the 
irresistible molding force of campus sentiment and tradi- 
tion on the immature, plastic, hero-worshiping boy, ex- 
posed for the first time to its contagious fascination. 

Let it be distinctly understood that no claim is made 
that there are no bad boys at Davidson. The authorities 
sorrowfully admit that it seems impossible to gather to- 
gether four hundred and fifty young men, all of whom 
shall be pure-minded, upright, and honorable. Even at 
Davidson, a young man, if he will, can find undesirable 
associates. Yet this class is small, uninfluential, and op- 
posed to campus habits and ideals. Its members are rig- 
orously eliminated by the Faculty as soon as their true 
character is discovered. 

106 Davidson College 


The honor system began at Davidson in the early his- 
tory of the college. The students themselves are its 
sternest guardians and executors. It is in these latter 
times enforced through the Student Council. 

Every student in college is under the pledge of student 
action to report to the Council every instance of conduct 
on the part of a student unbecoming to a gentleman and 
a student of Davidson College. Section 3 of Laws Gov- 
erning the Student Body reads in part as f olliws : "Any 
violation of the honor system shall be reported to the 
Council for action, and each member of the student body 
is on his honor to help enforce the rules and regulations 
of the honor system, as hereinafter set forth: 

"First, to report cheating on any pledge work. 

"Second, to report all damage to college property 
(whether done by himself or known to be done and unre- 
ported by others). 

"Third, to report hazing ; that is, any unreasonable or 
unfair advantage taken of a Freshman by reason of his 
class rank, thereby making him do or suffer something 
against his will or against his pleasure. Freshmen in 
turn are warned not to overstep the bounds of tradition." 

The students themselves thus enforce respect on the 
part of all for college property and for the comfort, 
health, and reputation of the student body. The Student 
Council, while without legal authority, is the representa- 
tive of the whole student body in its dealings with indi- 
viduals, and it freely exercises this social authority in 
dealing with refractory cases and enforcing the honor 
system, all of its decisions, of course, being subject to the 
ultimate authority of the Faculty, as a court of final 

General Information 107 


All new students are required to undergo a thorough 
physical examination by the College Physician, imme- 
diately after entrance. Any student may be required to 
undergo additional physical examinations according to 
the judgment of the College Physician, and any student 
may secure other physical examinations on conference 
with the College Physician. The physician will give such 
advice regarding exercise, athletic games, personal habits, 
etc., based on his examination, as he deems proper. 

A medical fee is collected from all students, and en- 
titles each one to free treatment for all ordinary cases of 
sickness or accident. The student must purchase all 
medicines, and in case of injury or accident all bandages 
or appliances other than those of an inexpensive nature. 
Consultation with, or treatment by, other physicians than 
the College Physician and extra nursing is at the expense 
of the student. 

If the College Physician so directs, the student must 
go to the infirmary for treatment, and remain until per- 
mitted by him to leave. The college furnishes room, furni- 
ture, fuel, and services of a trained nurse. For board 
during his stay, the student must pay $1.25 per day. 

"Sick Call" is at 9 a. m. daily. All students needing 
the attention of the College Physician will report at the 
College Infirmary at that hour. If medical attention is 
needed at other times the student will report to the nurse 
at the Infirmary, who will call the physician if needed. 
Students will not call at the physician's private office un- 
less a special appointment has been made. 

The student is advised to consult the College Physician 
freely on all matters pertaining to his health ; reports of 
sickness as excuse for inattention to duty will not be ac- 
cepted unless certified to in the reports of the College 

108 Davidson College 


The famous macadam roads of Mecklenburg County- 
extend from Davidson in three directions — east, south, 
and west, and Iredell County has built a fine highway 
extending twenty miles to the north. These furnish 
fine tracks for running, walking, bicycling, etc., even in 
midwinter. Thus no student can be debarred, on account 
of roads or weather, from taking his regular outdoor 


In the absence of a book store in the town, the Busi- 
ness Manager of the college acts as book agent for the 
students, and supplies the classes at publishers' price. 
The profits go to the Societas Fratrum Loan Fund for 
needy students. 



The General Alumni Association meets in annual ses- 
sion during Commencement. All former students of the 
college are members of the association. The trustees of 
the college has given the association the privilege of 
electing six trustees of the College Board. The officers of 
the association are: 

President, R. M. Miller, Jr., Charlotte, N. C. 

Vice-President, B. R. Lacy, Jr., Atlanta, Ga. 

Secretary and Treasurer, F. L. Jackson, Davidson, 
N. C. 

Committee on Athletics, W. McK. Fetzer and R. W. 


It is greatly to be desired that Local Alumni Associa- 
tions be formed wherever the alumni are gathered in 
sufficient numbers to maintain an active organization. 
Within a short period, three have been formed, and at 
least two others are in process of formation. The Gen- 
eral Association, through its officers, is also preparing to 
push the establishment of these local branches. 


President, W. G. Perry. 
Vice-President, O. J. Huie. 
Secretary and Treasurer, H. M. Askew. 
Executive Committee, W. G. Perry, W. M. Dunn, 0. J. 
Huie, H. L. Parry. 

110 Davidson College 


President, A. L. Mills.* 
First Vice-President, J. K. Spratt. 
Second Vice-President, W. R. Cely. 
Third Vice-President, W. J. Martin. 
Treasurer, Rev. E. P. Davis, D.D. 
Secretary, C. F. Mayes. 


President, S. A. Robinson. 
Secretary, H. A. Query. 


President, R. M. Miller, Jr. 
Vice-President, R. H. Lafferty. 
Secretary, George D. White. 



It is a lamentable fact that many students learn to 
pass entrance examinations in Latin, Greek, and English, 
who can neither spell correctly nor punctuate properly,, 
and whose written work is not only crude and inelegant, 
but full of glaring mistakes in grammatical construction. 
Such a student is not "prepared for college," and the high 
school offering him for matriculation brings discredit 
upon its training. 

In Mathematics, many students never learn to attack 
and solve problems alone, or to do any reasoning of their 
own. Even the solutions of illustrative problems are 
memorized, and "originals" in Arithmetic, Algebra, or 
Geometry are insurmountable obstacles till the teacher 
has solved each one, and the student committed each 
process to memory. However flattering the high school 
grades of such a pupil may be, he is unprepared for col- 
lege, and will probably be amazed and overwhelmed by 
the work required of him in Mathematics. 

In Latin and Greek, the most common and disastrous 
deficiency is ignorance of the declensions, conjugations, 
etc. — the "forms" of the language. Although a pupil not 
familiar with the forms may have read hundreds of pages 
of Caesar, Cicero, and Virgil, he is not "prepared" to enter 
and successfully pursue the Freshman course in Latin. 
The same may be said, mutatis mutandis, of preparation 
in Greek. 

The principals of our high schools are assured that 
Davidson College is heartily in accord with them in their 
efforts to retain their pupils till they are thoroughly pre- 
pared for college work. The crowding of our universities 
and colleges with raw, immature, unprepared boys may fill 
out a catalogue, and give an appearance of prosperity, but 
it is not conducive to the best interest of either student or 

112 Davidson College 

This custom cripples the high schools, and lowers the 
dignity and scholarship of our universities and colleges. 
Still more disastrous is its effect on the untrained and im- 
mature boys thus thrown too early into the freedom and 
temptations of college life. Even if their morals remain 
unharmed, they are generally so discouraged by the im- 
possibility of mastering their studies that, after a short 
and partial course, marked by hopeless struggle and 
inevitable failure, their college education is abandoned 
in disgust. On the other hand, the attempt on the part 
of the high schools to retain their pupils till they are 
deemed ready for the Sophomore class is not at all advis- 
able, and should not be proposed to the boys or their 



Craig, Augustus Rochester Pendleton, S. C. 

Humphrey, William Guy Greenwood, Miss. 

McCloy, Shelby Thomas Monticello, Ark. 


Alexander, Thomas Robert Matthews, N. C. 

Chambliss, Leopold Alexander Chattanooga, Tenn. 

Clarke, Ruf us Rivers Estill, S. C. 

Cunningham, Robert Brown, Jr Decatur, Ga. 

Currie, William Murphy Carthage, N. C. 

Dendy, Henry Benson Hartwell, Ga. 

Dunlap, William Thomas, Jr Charlotte, N. C. 

Flinn, Emery Atlanta, Ga. 

Garth, Robert Campbell Hickory, N. C. 

Hall, William Alfred, Jr Richmond, Va. 

Hart, Oliver Philip Mooresville, N. C. 

Lilly, Edward Owings Guerrant Winston-Salem, N. C. 

McKeithen, Leighton Black Cameron, N. C. 

Miles, Robert Whitfield Richmond, Va. 

Patterson, John Howell Muscogee, Fla. 

Pharr, Neal Yates Charlotte, N. C. 

Robson, Charles Baskerville Davidson, N. C. 

Robson, George McCrea Davidson, N. C. 

Scott, Gordon Parham Brookneal, Va. 

Turner, Earle Alexander Winnsboro, S. C. 

Woods, Edgar Archibald Tsing Kiang Pu, China 


Boswell, John Reid Penfield, Ga. 

Cullum, Welcome Hastings Aiken, S. C. 

Davenport, Harvey Wesley Mt. Holly, N. C. 

Gilbert, Samuel Millard Greensboro, Ga. 

Hall, Robert Davidson Belmont, N. C. 

Howell, Clewell Wilmington, N. C. 

Inman, Audrey McGowan York, S. C. 

Love, James Jay Quincy, Fla. 

McAskill, Leon Clark Jackson Springs, N. C. 

Miller, Joseph Henry, Jr Rock Hill, S. C. 

Peters, Robert Brooks, Jr Tarboro, N. C. 

Roddey, Benjamin Dunlap Rock Hill, S. C. 

Stone, Thomas Clarence Stoneville, N. C. 

Watt, John Dillard Reidsville, N. C. 

Edgar Archibald Woods, Valedictorian. . . .Tsing Kiang Pu, China 

Emery Flinn, Salutatorian Atlanta, Ga. 

Edward Owings Guerrant Lilly Winston-Salem, N. C. 

114 Davidson College 



Armand London Currie Fayetteville, N. C. 

Houston White Atlanta, Ga. 

debaters' medals 

Freshman and Sophomore 


Julian Harold McKeithen Aberdeen, N. C. 

Alexander Pierce Ormond Davidson, N. C. 

Junior and Senior 


Dwight Moody Chalmers Charlotte, N. C. 


Edgar Archibald Woods Tsing Kiang Pu, China 

essayists' medals 


Dwight Moody Chalmers Charlotte, N. C. 

Robert Todd Lapsley Liston Jacksonville, Ala. 


Dwight Moody Chalmers Charlotte, N. C. 


Robert Davidson Hall Belmont, N. C. 


Edgar Archibald Woods Tsing Kiang Pu, China 


James McDowell Richards Davidson, N. C. 





Williami Murphy Currie (Phi.) Carthage, N. C. 

Edward Owings Guerrant Lilly (Phi.) Winston-Salem, N. C. 


Emery Flinn (Eu.) Atlanta, Ga. 

Robert Davidson Hall (Phi.) Belmont, N. C. 



(Attaining an Average of 95 and Over in All Departments) 


Shelby Thomas McCloy Monticello, Ark. 

Augustus, Rochester Craig Pendleton, S. C. 


Edgar Archibald Woods Tsing Kiang Pu, China 

Neal Yates Pharr. Charlotte, N. C. 

William Thomas Dunlap, Jr Charlotte, N. C. 

Edward Owings Guerrant Lilly Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Leighton Black McKeithen Cameron, N. C. 

Gordon Parham Scott Brookneal, Va. 


Samuel Horton Askew Atlanta, Ga. 

Lawrence Gibson Calhoun Laurinburg, N. C. 

Dwight Moody Chalmers Charlotte, N. C. 


James Richmond Boulware, Jr Lakeland, Fla. 

Jacob Erisman Cassell Christiansburg, Va. 

William Patterson Cumming Toyohashi, Japan 

Cecil Kenneth Brown Cleveland, N. C. 


James McDowell Richards Davidson, N. C. 

Julian Pleasants Price Nanking, China 


Shelby Thomas McCloy M.A. 

Samuel Horton Askew Junior Class 

Roy Rochester Craig Junior Class 

Charles Augustus McGirt Junior Class 

James Richmond Boulware, Jr Sophomore Class 

John Alexander Poteat Sophomore Class 

Roy McD. Wilkes Sophomore Class 

Guy Newton Atkinson Freshman Class 

Chandler Baker Beall Freshman Class 

John Hugfh Dew Freshman Class 

Aubrey Eames Drake Freshman Class 

Oscar Milton Dugger Freshman Class 

Paul Hamilton McAlpine Freshman Class 

Frank Daniel McLeod Freshman Class 

John Kauffman Price Freshman Slass 

James McDowell Richards '. Freshman Class 

Samuel Logan Sanderson Freshman Class 

116 Davidson College 



Junior Class (1920) 


Games Cancelled 


Sophomore Class (1921) 


Sophomore Class (1921) 
Matriculants 1919-20 



Brown, Benjamin McClure M.A Cornelius, N. C, 

Good, Louis Porter M.A York, S. C. 

Hall, Frank Price, Jr M.A Belmont, N. C. 

Hart, Oliver Philip M.A Mooresville, N. C. 

Siske, Manley Arphew M.A Beaufort, N. C. 


Class of 1920 

Allison, Robert Turner, Jr B.S. 

Askew, Samuel Horton A.B. 

Black, John McKinley B.S. 

Boney, Elwood Rantz A.B. 

Booker, Edward Nelson A.B. 

Brady, Samuel Robert B.S. 

Brown, Harry Bernal B.S. 

Calhoun, Lawrence Gibson A.B. 

Carwile, Preston Banks A.B. 

Cathey, Carl Homer B.S. 

Chalmers, D wight Moody A.B. 

Craig, Roy Rochester A.B. 

Douglas, David Pitts B.S. . . 

Foscue, Augustus Lyndon A.B. 2. 

Good, Louis Porter B.S. . . 

Hall, Frank Price, Jr B.S.. . 

Hall, William Frank, Jr B.S. . . 

Hall, Walter Moore B.S. . . 

Hamilton, Hugh Cunningham. . .A.B. 1. 

Harrell, Wade Hillman A.B. 1 . 

Harris, Walter Page A.B. 2 . 

Hawkins, Thomas Williams, Jr. .A.B. 1. 
Hollandsworth, Charles Jarman.A.B. 1. 

Hunter, Coyte A.B. 1 . 

Jamison, John, McKee A.B. 2 . 

Liston, Robert Todd Lapsley. . . .A.B. 1. 

McAlister, Lacy Little B.S.. . 

McArn, Archibald Douglas A.B. 1 . 

McClure, Robert Edwin A.B. 1 . 

McConnell, Harvey Russell B.S... 

McGirt, Charles Augustus A.B. 2. 

Neel, Wilton Cook A.B. 1. 

Nichols, Lee Burrus .A.B. 2. 

Richards, John Gardiner, Jr. . . .B.S.. . 

Robinson, Alfred Green, Jr B.S. . . 

Sample, Gilbert Douglas A.B.I. 

Sanders, John Edwin A.B. 2 . 

York, S. C. 

Atlanta, Ga. 

Davidson, N. C. 

Kinston, N. C. 

Clayton, N. C. 

Davidson, N. C. 

Little Rock, Ark. 

Laurinburg, N. C. 

Rustburg, Va. 

Davidson, N. C. 

Charlotte, N. C. 

Pendleton, S. C. 

Anniston, Ala. 

Maysville, N. C. 

York, S. C. 

Belmont, N. C. 

Statesville, N. C. 

Belmont, N. C. 

High Point, N. C. 

Doerun, Ga. 

Henderson, N. C. 

Charlotte, N. C. 

Calloway, Va. 

Charlotte, N. C. 

Charlotte, N. C. 

Jacksonville, Ala. 

Greensboro, N. C. 

Laurinburg, N. C. 

.... Wilmington, N. C. 

Chester, S. C. 

Poulan, Ga. 

Charlotte, N. C. 

Sparta, N. C. 

Liberty Hill, S. C. 

Thomasville, Ga. 

Mebane, N. C. 

Bedford, Va. 


Davidson College 

Shields, Benjamin Ernest A.B. 2. 

Siske, Manley Arphew A.B. 2. 

Smith, Hugh A.B. 1 . 

Spence, Thomas Hugh, Jr A.B. 1. 

Sullivan, William Bartlett A.B. 1. 

Sutton, Parham George B.S.. . 

Thomas, Franklin Anderson. .. .B.S.. . 

Tremain, Martel Arthur A.B. 1 . 

Wiley, John Davidson B.S.. . 

Wilson, Alexander Love, Jr A.B. 2. 

Wilson, Leonard Livingston. . . .A.B. 1 , 

Wilson, Thomas Henry B.S.. . 

Witherspoon, James Whitted. . .- .B.S.. . 

Wood, Albert Carmichael B.S. . . 

Worth, Charles William, Jr A.B. 1. 

Decatur, Ga. 

. . . Beaufort, N. C. 
. . The Hollow, Va. 
.Harrisburg, N. C. 

Concord, Ga. 

Calypso, N. C. 

. . . Charlotte, N. C. 
.Wilmington, N. C. 

Sparta, Ga. 

Quincy, Fla. 

...Mt. Olive, N. C. 
. . . Gastonia, N. C. 
.Greensboro, N. C. 
...Asheville, N. C. 
. . . Kiangyin, China 


Class of 1921 

Alexander, Earle Moore A.B. 2. . 

Baba, Norman Pera B.S 

Barnette, John Graham A.B. 2. . 

Beaty, Ernest Albert A.B. 1 . . 

Black, Robert Lawson B.S 

Boulware, James Richmond, Jr. .A.B. 1. . 

Brice, Samuel Douglass A.B. 2. . 

Brown, Charles Grady A.B. 1. . 

Brown, Cecil Kenneth A.B. 2 . . 

Brown, Ernest Hyde B.S 

Brown, James Steven, Jr B.S 

Burgess, Samuel Adamson B.S 

Carter, Waiter Wilson B.S 

Cassell, Jacob Erisman A.B. 2. . 

Culbreth, Henry Bascom A.B. 1. . 

Cumming, William Patterson. . .A.B. 1. . 

Currie, Armand London A.B. 2. . 

Duncan, Shaylor Henry B.S 

Dunlap, John McNeely B.S 

Epps, David Samuel B.S.. . . 

Finley, Arthur Cameron B.S. . . . 

Forgey, David Shields B.S 

Freeman, Daniel Ralph B.S.. . . 

Fricker, Arthur Franklin A.B. 2 

Gaither, William Cowles A.B. 2. . 

Gaston, John Moore, Jr B.S 

Heizer, Marshall Brownlee A.B. 2.. 

Hill, Hadley Alexander A.B. 2 . . 

Hodgin, William Conoly A.B. 2 . . 

Johnson, Vilas A.B. 2 . , 

Jones, Guy Osmond B.S 

King, Albert Dewey B.S. . . . 

Kiser, Ralph Fincher B.S 

West, Miss. 

Urumiah, Persia 

Davidson, N. C. 

Charleston, S. C. 

Davidson, N. C. 

Lakeland, Fla. 

..Marion Junction, Ala. 

Charlotte, N. C. 

Cleveland, N. C. 

Cleveland, N. C. 

. . . Hendersonville, N. C. 

Kingstree, S. C. 

Mt. Airy, N. C. 

Christiansburg, Va. 

Parkton, N. C. 

Toyohashi, Japan 

Fayetteville, N. C. 

Lancaster, S. C. 

Charlotte, N. C. 

Kingstree, S. C. 

.North Wilkesboro, N. C. 

Morristown, Tenn. 

Charlotte, N. C. 

Charlotte, N. C. 

Newton, N. C. 

Lowell, N. C. 

Greenville, Va. 

Red Springs, N. C. 

Red Springs, N. C. 

Clayton, N. C. 

Chattanooga, Tenn. 

Bristol, Tenn. 

Charlotte, N. C. 

Catalogue op Students 


Long, Chalmers Garold A.B. 1 . 

Long, Carl Herman B.S.. . 

Long, Flynn Vincent A.B. 1 . 

Long, James Withers B.S. . . 

McCaskill, Charles Moore B.S.. . 

McCaskill, Joseph Clyde A.B. 1 . 

McCorkle, Walter White B.S... 

McCutchen, Kenneth Benson . . . A.B. 1 . 
McKeldin, James Richardson. . .B.S.. . 

Manning, Frederic Easley A.B. 2. 

Meng, Chih A.B. 2. 

Miley, George Edward A.B. 2. 

Miley, William Henry, Jr A.B. 2. 

Miller, Frank Ernest., B.S... 

Mitchell, Alexander McFarlan. .A.B. 2. 
Morrison, Clarence Nicholson. . .A.B. 1. 

Nesbitt, William Preston, Jr B.S.. . 

Ormond, Alexander Pierce A.B.I. 

Poteat, John Alexander A.B. 2 . 

Query, Stafford Morrison A.B. 1 . 

Rogers, Robert Lee A.B. 2 . 

Romefelt, Birchie Walton B.S.. . 

Sample, John Harris B.S.. . 

Schenck, John Richardson B.S... 

Schenck, Lewis Bevens A.B. 2 . 

Shaw, David Charles, Jr B.S.. . 

Story, Joseph Reynolds A.B. 2 . 

Thompson, Frederick Noll B.S.. . 

Vance, Charles Robertson B.S.. . 

Walker, Joseph Rogers A.B. 1 . 

White, Houston A.B. 2. 

Matthews, N. C. 

Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Matthews, N. C. 

.... Uniontown, Ala. 

Bainbridge, Ga. 

Camden, S. C. 

.... Uniontown, Ala. 

Staunton, Va. 

Athens, Tenn. 

Davidson, N. C. 

Peking, China 

Davidson, N. C. 

Davidson, N. C. 

....Cross Hill, S. C. 

.... Thomasville, Ga. 

Statesville, N. C. 

Piedmont, S. C. 

Davidson, N. C. 

Marion, N. C. 

Concord, N. C. 

Walhalla, S. C. 

Lakeland, Fla. 

Hendersonville, N. C. 

Charlotte, N. C. 

Charlotte, N. C. 

Sumter, S. C. 

Marion, N. C. 

.... Lexington, N. C. 

.... Nashville, Tenn. 

. . . Morristown, Tenn. 

Atlanta, Ga. 

Class of 1922 

Aiken, Robert Chalmers . . 
Bailey, John Crooks, Jr . . 
Bailey, Herbert Putnam. 
Bailey, Thomas Mallalien 

Banner, John Paul 

Bethea, Philip Osborne. . . 

Bitzer, Rolston 

Booth, Willis Roberts 

Boyd, Benjamin Hartwell, Jr 
Breitenhirt, Boynton Blake 


Brice, Robert Marion . . 
Brown, Frank Lee .... 
Cashion, Elwell Grundy 
Cashion, Shelby Walker 
Cellar, Albert Eugene. 
Clark, Joseph Fitzhugh 







.A.B. 2. 


.A.B. 2. 



.A.B. 2. 




.A.B. 2. 

. . . Laurens, S. C. 
. . Rock Hill, S. C. 
.Greenwood, S. C. 
.Greenwood, S. C. 
. . . Marion, N. C. 

Dillon, S. C. 

.... Valdosta, Ga. 
Birmingham, Ala. 
. . . Hartford, Ala. 

. . . Charleston, W. Va. 
.Marion Junction, Ala. 

Charlotte, N. C. 

, Davidson, N. C. 

Cornelius, N. C. 

Jacksonville, Fla. 

Clarkton, N. C. 


Davidson College 

Cornelson, George Henry, Jr. . .A.B. 2.. 

Crane, William Earl A.B. 2. . 

Cunningham, Charles Edward. .B.S 

Curry, John Shaw B.S 

Davidson, Graham Yates B.S 

Deaver, Robert Richard, Jr A.B. 2. . 

Dew, John Hugh. B.S 

Dew, Marcus Cecil A.B. 2 . . 

Dick, Leonard White, Jr B.S 

Doggett, Marshall Wellington, 

Jr B.S 

Doubles, Malcolm Ray B.S 

Drake, Aubrey Eames B.S 

Dunlap, William Benjamin A.B. 2.. 

Dunn, Clarence Alvin B.S 

Erwin, Luther B.S 

Erwin, Malcolm A.B. 2 . . 

Fairey, William Fletcher, Jr B.S 

Freeman, Thomas Archibald. . . .A.B. 2. . 

Groves, John Woodson A.B. 1. . 

Gunn, William Edwin B.S 

Hanrahan, Byron Snyder A.B. 2 . . 

Holmes, Robert Waide B.S 

Horton, Leighton Thornwell. . . .A.B. 2. . 

Howie, Samuel Erie A.B. 1. . 

Johnson, John Samuel, Jr A.B. 2. . 

Jones, James Russell B.S 

Keith, John McKeithen A.B. 2 . 

Knight, Robert Jackson, Jr ..A.B. 1 

Lacy, Thomas Allen B.S. 

LaFar, David Robertson, Jr A.B. 2. . 

Lowrance, David Wilson, Jr. . . .A.B. 1. . 

Lowry, Thomas McCall, Jr A.B. 2. . 

Mc Alpine, Paul Hamilton A.B. 2.. 

McCain, Walkup Kennard B.S. 

McCrary, John Alexander B.S.. . . 

McEachern, Jess Cottingham. . .B.S. . . . 

McEwen, Arthur Johnson A. B. 1 . . 

McFadden, Joseph Means A.B. 2.. 

McGeachy, Daniel Patrick, Jr. . .A.B. 1. . 

McGukin, Emmett Burns A.B. 2. . 

Mcllwaine, Robert Randolph . . .A.B. 2. . 

McKeithen, Julian Harold B.S 

McKeldin, William Gordon .... 
McLaughlin, John Calvin 

Brown A.B. 1 

McLeod, Frank Daniel B.S 

McNair, Walter Scott A.B. 2 . . 

Mahood, Danner Lee B.S. . . . 

Martin, Tom Finley A.B. 2., 

Miller, Patrick Dwight A.B. 1 . 

Montgomery, Ladson Fraser, Jr. A.B. 2. 

.New Orleans, La. 

.Yazoo City, Miss. 

Decatur, Ga. 

Quincy, Fla. 

Burnside, Ky. 

.... Brevard, N. C. 
Alachua, Fla. 

Raeford, N. C. 

. . . Hartsville, S. C. 

Crawfordsville, Ga. 

Richmond, Va. 

Minden, La. 

....Rock Hill, S. C. 

Camden, S. C. 

. . Honea Path, S. C. 
. .Honea Path, S. C. 
. Orangeburg, S. C. 

Charlotte, N. C. 

. . . Kosciusko, Miss. 
.... Andalusia, Ala. 

Kinston, N. C. 

. . Lexington, N. 
. . . . Lancaster, S. 

Charlotte, N. 

Rex, N. 

Lenoir, N. 

Vass, N. C. 

Raleigh, N. C. 

. . . Gastonia, N. C. 
. . Mooresville, N. C. 
.... Memphis, Tenn. 
.... Clarksville, Ga. 

Waxhaw, N. C. 

. . . Lexington, N. C. 

Hamer, S. C. 

....Matthews, N. C. 

Chester, S. C. 

Decatur, Ga. 

Hartwell, Ga. 

Kochi, Japan 

.... Aberdeen, N. C. 
, Athens, Tenn. 

Raphine, Va. 

.Red Springs, N. C. 

Maxton, N. C. 

Baltimore, Md. 

. . . Middlebrook, Va. 

Hartwell, Ga. 

. . Bishopville, S. C. 

Catalogue of Students 



Moore, William Curtis B.S.. 

Moore, Wilson Wallace A.B. 2 

Murphey, Smith A.B. £ 

Nash, Edwin Alphon B.S.. 

Neel, George Neely B.S.. 

Nisbet, James Leland A.B. 

Ormond, Alfred Curtis A.B. 

Parks, John Lindsey A.B. 

Patterson, Thomas Henry A.B. 1. 

Phillips, James William A.B. 2. 

Poole, Henry Rufus B.S.. . . 

Poole, Robert Howard B.S.. . . 

Price, John Kauffman B.S. . . . 

Price, Julian Pleasants A.B. 2. 

Ratchford, William Sawtelle A.B. 2. 

Richards, James McDowell A.B.I. 

Robinson, Charles Wilson, Jr... A.B. 2. 

Roddey, William Lyle A.B. 2 . 

Sanders, Charles B A.B. 2. 

Shaw, Gilbert Avery B.S 

Shaw, Roderick Kirkpatrick, Jr. .B.S. . . . 

Shaw, Wilson Flyn B.S.. . . 

Sloan, John Gaither B.S.. . . 

Smith, Fred Watson A.B. 2 . 

Smith, Wilmer Brooks B.S. . . . 

Smith, William Clifford A.B.I. . 

Spencer, Donnom Witherspoon. .B.S.. . . 

Sprunt, James, Jr A.B. 1 . 

Stephenson, Robert John, Jr B.S.. . . 

Streibich, Fred Franklin B.S 

Summers, Augustus Cleveland. .A.B. 2. 

Teague, Calvin Fuller B.S 

Tufts, Edgar Hall B.S. . . . 

Wilkinson, Louis Lee B.S.. . . 

Williamson, Horace Colon B.S.. . . 

Wool, James Craig A.B. 1 . 

Wooten, Leland Adams B.S. . . . 

Wright, Forrest Jarrell B.S. . . . 

Wyman, Hugh Evelyn B.S.. . . 

Statesville, N. C. 

. . . Taylorsville, N. C. 

Sumner, Miss. 

.Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Charlotte, N. C. 

Raeford, N. C. 

Davidson, N. C. 

arium Springs, N. C. 

Bedford, Va. 

. . . Lewisburg, W. Va. 

Mocksville, N. C. 

Mocksville, N. C. 

Alexandria, La. 

Nanking, China 

. . . . Forest Depot, Va. 

Davidson, N. C. 

Charlotte, N. C. 

Rock Hill, S. C. 

Orange, Texas 

. . . Fayetteville, N. C. 

Quincy, Fla. 

Bishopville, S. C. 

Aberdeen, N. C. 

Mooresville, N. C. 

Bishopville, S. C. 

Maxton, S. C. 

York, S. C. 

Charleston, S. C. 

Knoxville, Tenn. 

Okolona, Miss. 

Marion Junction, Ala. 

Laurens, S. C. 

Banner Elk, N. C. 

Soochow, China 

Florence, S. C. 

Charlotte, N. C. 

Statesville, N, C. 

Winston-Salem, N. C. 
Estill, S. C. 

Class of 1923 

Adams, John McLaughlin B.S 

Alexander, Ralph Park A.B. 2. . 

Bailey, Hugh Alvin A.B. 2 . . 

Baldwin, David Lennau B.S 

Baldwin, Joseph William B.S 

Barr, Julius McCann A.B. 2. . 

Barringer, Charles Henry, Jr. . .B.S 

Bernhardt, James Douglas B.S 

Bernhardt, Richmond Gilbert. . .B.S 

Raeford, N. C. 

. . . Greenville, S. C. 

Chester, S. C. 

. . . Clarkton, N. C. 

...Clarkton, N. C. 

. . Greenville, S. C- 

. . . Charlotte, N. C. 

Lenoir, N. C. 

Lenoir, N. C. 


Davidson College 

Bethea, David Walker B.S. . . . 

Bethea, Thomas Covington A.B. 2. 

Blue, Roland Earle B.S.. . . 

Booth, Jean Patrick A.B. 1 . 

Bostick, Joseph Maner B.S. . . . 

Bradley, Samuel Hugh A.B. 2. 

Brake, Richard Clarence A.B. 2 . 

Brawley, James Franklin B.S 

Bray, Lloyd Jones B.S. . . . 

Brown, Joseph, Jr A.B. 1 . 

Brown, Robert Parker , B.S.. . . 

Brown, William Payne A.B. 1. 

Buchanan, William Stewart B.S.. . . 

Buie, Alexander Craighead B.S.... 

Caldwell, John North, Jr B.S.. . . 

Calhoun, Alliston Du Pre, Jr.. . .B.S 

Calhoun, Malcolm Patterson. .. .A.B. 1. 
Calhoun, William Goodwyn, Jr.. B.S..., 

Campbell, Walter Lee B.S.. . . 

Carr, William Boney B.S.. . , 

Cassell, Friel Montgomery B.S.... 

Christman, Loyd Hunter B.S. . . 

Cooper, William James B.S. . . 

Cornelius, Hugh B.S.. . 

Cornelius, James Russell B.S... 

Cornelius, Keith B.S. . . 

Covington, Walter Edward B.S... 

Coxe, James Dougal B.S.. . 

Crawford, Clifford Rankin B.S.. . 

Crisp, Louis Samuel B.S.. . 

Cullum, Harold Burdette B.S... 

Dantzler, Mortimer Ones, Jr. . . .B.S.. . 

Davidson, Robert Franklin A.B.I. 

Davis, John Henry, Jr B.S. . . 

Davis, Malloy B.S. . . 

Deaver, James Clarence B.S. . . 

Denniston, Charles Leslie B.S.. . 

Denny, Samuel Hyatt A.B. 1. 

Dick, Robert Lacy, Jr B.S.. . 

Elliott, William Talley A.B. 2 . 

Farley, John Newton B.S. . . 

Farmer, Graham Douglas B.S... 

Fewell, Edward, Jr B.S. . . 

Fleming, George Durant, Jr.... B.S... 

Fraser, Thomas Layton A.B. 1. 

Gamble, William Arnett, Jr A.B.I. 

Garrett, Carrington Cabell B.S.. . 

Gentry, Edgar Talmage, Jr A.B. 2 . 

Gibson, Arthur Vann A.B. 1 . 

Gordon, Robert Andrew A.B. 2. 

Graham, Hector B.S... 

Green, Clifford, Jr B.S.. . 

...Dillon, S. C. 

..Dillon, S. C. 

.Raeford, N. C. 
.Warrenton, N. C. 

, Savannah, Ga. 

Bishopville, S. C. 

. . . Rocky Mount, N. C. 

Mooresville, N. C. 

Charlotte, N. C. 

Ripley, Miss. 

Charlotte, N. C. 

.... China Grove, N. C. 

Gif u, Japan 

Red Springs, N. C. 

Caldwell, W. Va. 

Greenwood, S. C. 

, Laurinburg, N. C. 

Greenwood, S. C. 

Norwood, N. C. 

Bainbridge, Ga. 

. . . . Christiansburg, Va. 

Rocky Mount, N. C. 

Fowler, S. C. 

Mooresville, N. C. 

Mooresville, N. C. 

Mooresville, N. C. 

Lenoir, N. C. 

Red Springs, N. C. 

Sumter, S. C. 

Falkland, N. C. 

Aiken, S. C. 

Orangeburg, S. C. 

Chester, S. C. 

Wauchula, Fla. 

St. Pauls, N. C. 

Brevard, N. C. 

Orangeburg, S. C. 

Mobile, Ala. 

Concord, N. C. 

Columbia, S. C. 

.Colorado Springs, Colo. 

Wilmington, N. C. 

Rock Hill, S. C. 

Miami, Fla. 

Hinesville, Ga. 

Macon, Ga. 

Laurens, S. C. 

Atlanta, Ga. 

Mebane, N. C. 

Fort Defiance, Va. 

Laurinburg, N. C. 

Memphis, Tenn. 

Catalogue of Students 


Green, Sloan B.S. . . . 

Grey, John Hugh, Jr A.B. 2 . 

Guille, Wilberforce Gettys B.S.. 

Gunn, Hugh Webb B.S. . 

Guthery, Paul Bennett B.S. . 

Ball, James Varnedoe B.S. . 

Hall, Raymond Leslie B.S.. 

Hampton, James Miles B.S. . 

Hamrick, Roswell Edmund B.S.. 

Haney, Jennings Elliott B.S.. 

Henry, Joseph Marion B.S. . 

Hines, Edward McKinnon A.B. 2. 

Hodges, William Bryan B.S.... 

Hodgin, Charles Edward, Jr A.B. 2. 

Holtshouser, Honrine A.B. 2. 

Houghton, Edgar Elmer B.S. . . . 

Huffstetler, Hubert Reid B.S.... 

Hunter, John Edgar A.B. 2. 

Hunter, John Victor, Jr B.S.. . . 

Jennings, Edward Davis A.B. 2. 

Johnston, Frank Smith B.S. . . . 

Johnston, James Guy B.S.. . . 

King, Edward Alexander A.B. 2. 

Kimzey, William Patton B.S.. . . 

Logan, George Sanfley A.B. 1 . 

Long, Furman Craig B.S.. . . 

Long, William Thomas B.S. . . 

McCallum, Hayes Shipman, Jr. .B.S 

McCrummen, John B.S. . . . 

McCuen, William Robert, Jr B.S 

McCutchen, Edwin Lewis B.S 

McCutchen, George, Jr A.B. 2. 

McCutchen, James B.S. . . . 

McCutchen, John Montgomery. .B.S.. . . 

McCutchen, William Bayard A.B. 2. 

McElween, George Herman B.S. . . . 

McGirt, Roger Martin A.B. 2 . 

McKay, Stewart Green B.S.. . . 

McLaurin, James LeRoy A.B. 1 . 

McLeod, Robert Lee, Jr A.B. 2 

McNeill, John Dickey B.S 

McRainey, George Hampton .... B.S 

McRainey, John Hector B.S.. . . 

Martindale, Girardeau Boyd. . . .B.S.. . . 

Mauze, Eugene Harmon A.B. 2. 

Mauze, George Watts A.B. 2. 

Meacham, James Drennan. .... .B.S.. . . 

Miller, James Ross B.S. . . . 

Morris, Henry Mc Allen A.B. 2 . 

Morris, Zebulon Alexander, Jr. .A.B. 1. 

Moss, Charles Albert, Jr B.S 

Murchison, Henry Dillon B.S.. . . 

Corinth, Miss. 

Bedford, Va. 

Athens, Tenn. 

Andalusia, Ala. 

Charlotte, N. C. 

Adel, Ga. 

Raeford, N. C. 

. Rutherfordton, N. C. 

Chester, S! C. 

. . Mount Holly, N. C. 

Melrose, La. 

Rowland, N. C. 

. Hendersonville, N. C. 
. . . . Greensboro, N. C. 

Troutman, N. C. 

.... Birmingham, Ala. 

Gastonia, N. C. 

Blenheim, S. C- 

Asheboro, N. C. 

Bedford, Va. 

Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Charlotte, N. C. 

Covington, Ga. 

Brevard, N. C. 

Midway, Ky. 

Cornelius, N. C. 

Cornelius, N. C. 

. . White Springs, Fla. 

West End, N. C. 

Laurens, S. C. 

.... Rougemont, N. C. 

St. Charles, S. C. 

Nesmith, S. C. 

Bishopville, S. C. 

Wisacky, S. C. 

Lynchburg, S. C. 

Maxton, N. C. 

Duke, N. C. 

Jonesboro, N. C. 

Maxton, N. C. 

Edgemoor, S. C. 

Gainesville, Fla. 

Parkton, N. C. 

Reidville, S. C. 

. . Huntington, W. Va. 
. . Huntington, W. Va. 

Greenwood, S. C. 

Pineville, N. C. 

Staunton, Va. 

Concord, N. C. 

. . . Spartanburg, S. C. 
Bunkie, La. 


Davidsox College 

Murray, Marion Julian B.S... 

Northrope, Henry Francis B.S. . . 

Ogden, Dunbar Hunt, Jr A.B. 1 . 

Patrick, Beattie Craig A.B. 2. 

Rankin, Watson Wharton B.S.. . 

Redding, William Frank, Jr B.S.. . 

Reid, Horace Raymond B.S.. . 

Reid, Robert McDowell B.S.. . 

Roberts, Groves Baxter A.B. 2. 

Roberts, William Worth B.S.. . 

Robinson, Pink Mundy B.S.. . 

Robinson, Ralph Smyre B.S... 

Robinson, Winfield Scott B.S... 

Roddey, John A.B. 2. 

Russell, Harry Kitsun B.S. . . 

Shepard, Norman Westbrook. . .B.S.. . 
Simmons, Charles Pinckney . . . .B.S.. . 

Sloan, John Benson, Jr A.B. 1 . 

Sloan, Samuel Reed A.B. 1. 

Smith, Hugh Hollingsworth A.B. 2. 

Sorrells, George Bascomb B.S. . 

Streibich, Charles Meredith B.S.. . 

Sydenstricker, Robert Edward. .B.S.. . 

Taylor, Lindsay Arnold B.S.. . 

Thames, Francis Cecil A.B. 2. 

Thompson, Bert Commodore. .. .B.S.. . 

Thompson, George Butler B.S. . . 

Toney, Frank Kimbrough A.B. 2. 

Tuller, Charles Daniel A.B. 2, 

Walker, Robert Doak B.S. . . 

Wallace, Raymond A.B. 2. 

Warren, Joseph Dougherty A.B. 2. 

Weeks, Guy Edward A.B. 2. 

White, Lafayette Young B.S. . . 

Whiteside, James Sidney A.B. 2 . 

Whitner, Harry A.B. 2 . 

Wildman, Charles Franklin B.S.. . 

Wiley, Eugene Fulton B.S.. . 

Wilkes, James Thomas, Jr B.S.. . 

Winter, Thorwald Chester A.B. 2. 

Woolfolk, Ellis Trigg, Jr B.S.. . 

Wyman, Harry Hastings, 3rd. . .A.B. 1, 

St. Pauls, N. C. 

St. Pauls, N. C. 

Louisville, Ky. 

.... Greenville, S. C. 
. . . Mooresville, S. C. 

Asheboro, N. C. 

Amite, La. 

Gastonia, N. C. 

Atlanta, Ga. 

. . . Wilmington, N. C. 

Denver, N. C. 

Gastonia, N. C. 

Ivanhoe, N. C. 

....Rock Hill, S. C. 
. . . Lumberton, N. C. 
. . Wilmington, N. C. 
Laurens, S. C. 

. . . Ninety-Six, S. C. 

Salisbury, N. C. 

Easley, S. C. . 

Fairmont, Ga. 

Okolona, Miss. 

. . Lewisburg, W. Va. 
Salisbury, N. C. 

. . . Little Rock, Ark. 
.Glade Valley, N. C. 
Southport, N. C. 

Pine Bluff, Ark. 

Atlanta, Ga. 

Graham, N. C. 

, Paris, Texas 

Shawnee, Okla. 

Charlotte, N. C. 

. . .Mooresville, N. C. 

Edgemoor, S. C. 

Rock Hill, S. C. 

Macon, Ga. 

Pontotoc, Miss. 

Adel, Ga. 

, Savannah, Ga. 

Tunica, Miss. 

Aiken, S. C. 


Adams, George Nelson 1 

Armstrong, Lynn Bachman 1 

Beck, William F 1 

Brumby, Paul Bingham 1 

Burney, Leroy Perry 1 

Campbell, Arthur Archibald 2 

Carmichael, George Marion 2 

Cason, Edwin Roddey 1 

. . Charlotte, N. C. 
Rogersville, Tenn. 

Atlanta, Ga. 

. . Goodman, Miss. 
...Clarkton, N. C. 
... . .Raeford, N. C. 
Morristown, Tenn. 
. . Monticello, Ark. 

Catalogue of Students 125 

Cavenaugh, James Arthur 1 . . Wallace, N. C. 

Clyburn, Thomas Benjamin, Jr. .2 Kershaw, S. C. 

Cook, Alexander Eugene 1 Fayetteville, N. C. 

Cottrell, Alexander Yorkharrie . . 1 Lenoir, N. C. 

Davis, Alonzo James, Jr 2 Mt. Olive, N. C. 

Farnum, William Stites 2 Charlotte, N. C. 

Foil, William Archibald, Jr 2 Concord, N. C. 

Fraleigh, Albert E., Jr 2 Madison, Fla. 

Gilchrist, Cecil Waltham 2 Charlotte, N. C. 

Gilmer, James Melville 2 Marion Junction, Ala. 

Grantham, Vardell Gaines 2 Fairmont, N. C. 

Hamer, Brown McCallum 2 Hamer, S. C. 

Hammett, Lawrence Orr 2 Anderson, S. C. 

Hardison, Hugh Bennett. 1 Fayetteville, N. C. 

Harrington, George Roosevelt. . .3 Monroe, La. 

Harris, Charles Henry, Jr 1 Chattanooga, Tenn. 

Hollingsworth, Ernest Lamar. . . 1 Atlanta, Ga. 

Howell, John Dudley 3 Wilmington, N. C. 

Hughes, Charles Eldridge 2 Laurens, S. C. 

Hyland, Jere Chamberlain 2 Yokena, Miss. 

Ingram, Charles Nelms 1 Wadesboro, N. C. 

Jamison, Robert Paul 2 Charlotte, N. C. 

Jones, Claude Riley 1 Greenwood, S. C. 

Johnston, William Garvin, Jr. . . .1 Mooresville, N. C. 

Johnston, Wilfred Ivey 2 Pineville, N. C. 

Justus, Fred Simpson 1 Hendersonville, N. C. 

Knox, Walter Irvin 2 Johnson City, Tenn. 

Ledbetter, Daniel Alexander, Jr..l Anderson, S. C. 

Lewis, Henry Eugene 1 Sumter, S. C. 

Love, George Ray 1 Red Springs, N. C. 

McCallum, John B., Jr 1 Maxton, N. C. 

McCloy, Joseph Dixon 2 Monticello, Ark. 

McGill, Myron Wallace 2 Chattanooga, Tenn. 

McGuire, Eugene Hays 1 Yazoo City, Miss. 

McLeod, William Murdock 2 Timberland, N. C. 

McMaster, John Creighton 4 Winnsboro, S. C. 

McRae, John Douglas 1 Bennettsville, S. C. 

Martin, William Burruss .3 Anderson, S. C. 

Massey, Henry Heath 3 Waxhaw, N. C. 

Massey, Olin, Eugene 2 Waxhaw, N. C. 

Matthews, Carl Jackson 4 Wilmington, N. C. 

Matthews, William Walkup 1 Monroe, N. C. 

Morton, Frank Prescott, Jr 1 Greensboro, N. C. 

Moseley, Dwight 1 Orangeburg, S. C. 

Murrey, Harry Pollard 3 Nashville, Tenn. 

Neisler, Joseph Andrew 2 Kings Mountain, N. C. 

Nimocks, David Ray 1 Fayetteville, N. C. 

Oltman, Alfred Gordon 1 Tokio, Japan 

Poe, Oran Steadman, Jr 2 Rock Hill, S. C. 

Ramseur, William Lee 2 Kings Mountain, N. C. 

Ratchf ord, Edward Erwin 4 Carlisle, S. C. 

Reid, Thompson 2 Tahlequah, Okla. 

126 Davidson College 

Richards, William James 1 Liberty Hill, S. C. 

Shepherd, William Springs, Jr . . . 1 Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Sizer, James Burnett 2 St. Elmo, Tenn. 

Sowell, Charles Dewey 1 Kershaw, S. C. 

Spann, Henry McFadden 4 Sumter, S. C. 

Spillman, James Trenholm 1 Columbia, S. C. 

Stogner, Daniel Coppedge 4 Roberdell, N. C. 

Story, Samuel Davies 2 Marion, N. C. 

Taylor, Jacquelin Plummer 4 Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Thompson, Clive Allen 2 Sparta, N. C. 

Toms, Marion Frederick 2 Asheville, N. C. 

Warnock, Kenneth Runkle 2 Jacksonville, Fla. 

Wrenn, Simeon Mayo 1 Garner, N. C. 


Graduate Students 5 

Seniors 52 

Juniors '64 

Sophomores 105 

Freshmen 155 

Eclectics 73 


M.A 5 

A.B 172 

B.S 204 


Alabama 14 

Arkansas 5 

Colorado 1 

Florida 14 

Georgia 32 

Kentucky 3 

Louisiana 7 

Maryland 1 

Mississippi 13 

North Carolina 217 

Oklahoma 2 

South Carolina 93 

Tennessee .IS 

Texas 2 

Virginia 17 

West Virginia 6 

China 4 

Japan 4 

Persia 1 


Captain A. H. Mueller 

1. Object 

The primary object of the R. O. T. C. is to provide systematic 
military training at civil educational institutions for the purpose 
of qualifying selected students as reserve officers in the military 
forces of the United States. It is intended to attain this object 
during the time that students are pursuing their general or pro- 
fessional studies, with the least practicable interference with their 
civil careers, by employing methods designed to fit men, physically, 
mentally and morally, for pursuits of peace as well as pursuits 
of war. 

It is believed that such military training will aid greatly in the 
development of better citizens. 

2. Benefits to the Student 

Training which develops leadership, self-reliance, confidence, 
courtesy, initiative, and a high sense of duty, all of great value in 
any life work. 

Training in team play and method of securing organized action 
by a group. 

Assurance of service as an officer in a period of emergency. 

Scholarship of about $125.00 per year during the last two years. 

Physical training that will make him fit to pursue his civil 
career as well as to perform his military duties. 

Preparation for national service, thereby fulfilling his patriotic 

Opportunity to attend summer camps at the expense of the 
United States. 

3. Conditions of Service 

Eligibility to membership in R. 0. T. C. shall be limited to stu- 
dents who are citizens of the United States, not less than fourteen 
years of age, who can meet the requirements of the physical ex- 
amination given to all applicants. 

No member of the Army, Navy, or Marine Corps of the United 
States, or of the National Guard, Naval Militia, or Naval Reserve, 
or Reserve Officers of the military or naval forces of the United 
States shall be eligible for membership in the R. 0. T. C. 

A member of the R. 0. T. C. who withdraws from one institu- 
tion and enters another, is not released from his obligation to con- 

128 Davidson College 

tinue the R. 0. T. C. training, and will complete the course under- 
taken (either basic or advanced) as a prerequisite for graduation 
from the second institution, if this institution maintains a unit of 
the R. O. T. C. 

Upon the recommendation of the Professor of Military Science 
and Tactics, the authorities of an institution may discharge a 
member of the R. O. T. C. from the necessity of completing the 
coure of military training as a prerequisite for graduation. 

4. Training 

The entire four-year course is divided into two periods. The 
first period, the Basic Course, will consist of the first two years in 
the military department, the Freshman and Sophomore years, and 
is compulsory for all members of these classes who are not disquali- 
fied, as indicated under heading "Conditions of Service." 

The second period, the Advanced Course, will consist of the last 
two years in the military department, the Junior and Senior years, 
with a six weeks' period at a summer camp, held normally at the 
end of the Junior year. The Advanced Course is elective. 

Each student accepted for the military department will be fur- 
nished annually with the following clothing at Government ex- 
pense : 

1 Coat, woolen, O. D $ 9.75 

1 Breeches, woolen, 0. D 6.32 

1 pair Shoes, russet 4.65 

2 Shirts, flannel, O. D 7.00 

1 pair Spiral Leggins, woolen 2.20 

1 Cap, service 95 

2 Ornaments, collar, bronze 20 

1 Ornament, cap, bronze 10 

1 Belt, waist 23 

Total, per year $31.44 

Additional issues for each summer camp: 

1 Coat, cotton, O. D $ 1.96 

2 Breeches, cotton, 0. D 3.38 

1 pair Shoes, russet 4.65 

1 Leggins, spiral puttees 2.20 

2 Shirts, flannel, O. D 7.00 

1 Hat, service 2.00 

1 Hat cord 09 

Total for each camp $21.28 

Two summer camps will normally be held — a Basic Camp at 

The Students' Army Training Corps 129 

the end of the first year — an Advanced Camp at the end of the 
first year Advanced Course. 

Transportation, subsistence, uniforms, equipment, and medical 
attendance will be furnished to all members of the R. 0. T. C. 
attending summer camps. 

5. Members of the R. 0. T. C. who have satisfactorily completed 
the Basic Course, and who are selected by the President of the 
College and the Professor of Military Science and Tactics as quali- 
fied for further training, may be admitted to the Advanced Course. 
Please note that only those selected as qualified and recommended, 
will be permitted to enter the Advanced Course. 

Any member of the R. O. T. C. who has been admitted to the 
Advanced Course and who executes the following written agree- 
ment, will be entitled, while not subsisted in kind at a camp, to 
commutation of subsistence: 

Davidson, N. C, Sept. 4, 1920. 

In consideration of commutation of subsistence to be furnished 
me in accordance with law, I hereby agree to continue in the 
R. O. T. C. during the remainder of my course in Davidson College 
(not to exceed two years), to devote five hours per week during 
such period to the military training prescribed, and to pursue the 
course of camp training during such period prescribed by the Sec- 
retary of War. 

(Signed) John Doe. 

Witness: A. M. Mueller. 

The rate of commutation will not exceed the cost of the garri- 
son ration prescribed for the Army. For the year 1919-1920 this 
is fixed at forty cents, but will probably be fifty-five cents for the 
ensuing year. This payment will be made quarterly. 

Payment for the time between the closing of college in May and 
its reopening in September will not be made until the student has 
reported at the college in September. 

All equipment needed for practical military instruction is fur- 
nished by the United States without expense to the student. This 
includes moving pictures, which have a high educational value. 

To recapitulate: it will be seen that the student derives the 
following financial benefits: 


Two complete uniforms $ 62.88 

One additional uniform, for camp 21.28 

Total, Basic Course $ 84.16 

130 Davidson College 

advanced course 

Two complete uniforms $ 62.88 

One additional uniform, for camp 21.28 

Commutation of subsistence in cash for 20 months 

at 40 cents per day (present rate) 240.00 

Total, Advanced Course 324.16 

For four-year course — transportation to two camps 
at 3 Y2 cents per mile for not less than 300 miles 

each way (and probably 500 miles) $ 42.00 

Subsistence at two camps, six weeks each 33.60 — 75.60 

Grand total in four years $483.92 

6. Additional Privileges 

To purchase additional clothing from the United States at the 
prices above indicated, and, in addition, the following: 

Overcoats $12.17 and $13.56 

Gloves, woolen 65 

Blankets 6.50 and 8.00 

7. The Basic Course Comprises the Following Subjects 

(1) Organization. 

(2) Military Courtesy and Discipline. 

(3) Drill — Close and Extended Order; Schools of Soldier; 
Squad; Platoon; Company; Battalion; Ceremonies; Parade; Re- 
view; Escort of the Color; Marching. 

(4) Care and Handling of Arms and Equipment. 

(5) Small Arms Firing — Preliminary Instruction; Sighting 
Drills; Position and Aiming Exercises; Gallery Practice; Range 
Practice; Pistol Practice; Musketry. 

(6) Personal Hygiene; First Aid and Sanitation. 

(7) Interior Guard Duty. 

(8) Minor Tactics — Advance, Flank and Rear Guards; Out- 
posts; Patrols; Approach Marches and Deployments; Combat. 

(9) Morale. 

(10) Physical Training. 

(11) Liaison for All Arms. 

(12) Military Map Reading. 

(13) Signalling. 

(14) Field Engineering. 

(15) Orders and Messages. 

8. The Advanced Course Comprises the Following Subjects 

(1) Camp Sanitation and Care of Trcops in the Field. 

(2) Minor Tactics — Solution Map Problems. 

(3) Liaison All Arms. 

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(4) Military Sketching. 

(5) Field Engineering. 

(6) Law — Common and Military; Rules of Land Warfare. 

(7) Military Policy; History and Economics. 

(8) Drill. 

(9) Care and Handling of Arms and Equipment. 

(10) Small Arms Firing; Coaching; Automatic Rifles; Rifle 

(11) Hygiene, First Aid and Sanitation. 

(12) Interior Guard Duty. 

(13) Orders and Messages. 

(14) Military Courtesy. 

(15) Company Administration. 

(16) Hippology. 

(17) Tactical Walks. 

Text-books required by the student are few and inexpensive. 

9. Musical Instruments 

Musical instruments for a band of twenty-eight pieces are sup- 
plied by the United States without cost. Students interested in 
music are offered a splendid opportunity for improvement by join- 
ing the band. 

Members of the R. O. T. C. Band must qualify for reserve com- 
missions by the same standard as other members of the R. O. T. C. 

10. Credits 

Credits towards a degree, for work in the military department, 
are granted as follows: 

One College ticket for the two years of the Basic Course. 

One College ticket for each year of the Advanced Course. 

Each year, upon completion of the Advanced Course, students 
qualified for commissions as Second Lieutenants in the Reserve 
Corps will be selected by the President of the College and the Pro- 
fessor of Military Science and Tactics. 

The number to be selected from each institution will be deter- 
mined by the War Department. 

Students receiving Reserve Corps commissions may, upon appli- 
cation to the Adjutant General of the Army, be appointed tem- 
porary Second Lieutenants in the Regular Army for a period not 
to exceed six months. During such service they will receive the 
allowances now provided by law for that grade, and pay at the 
rate of $100.00 per month, and will be attached to a unit of the 
Regular Army for duty. 

Allowances at present include quarters, heat and light, or com- 
mutation thereof. 

132 Davidson College 

11. Distinguished Colleges and Honor Schools 

Colleges and universities (including land grant colleges) not 
exceeding twenty per cent of the institutions maintaining units of 
the Senior division which best meet the following conditions, will 
be designated as Distinguished Colleges, and the year, or years, 
in which distinguished will be added: 

a. The curriculum of the institution must be sufficiently ad- 
vanced to confer degrees. 

b. The average age of the students on graduation must not be 
less than twenty-one years of age. 

c. The student body must exhibit unusual efficiency in military 

d. Graduates of that year must by reason of discipline, educa- 
tion, and military training, be qualified for commissions in the 

Members of the R. 0. T. C. at an institution listed by the War 
Department as a Distinguished College may wear during the period 
in which the institution remains on the list of Distinguished Col- 
leges, a gold star, 1 inch in diameter, 6 inches above the bottom 
edge, and outside middle of the right sleeve of the uniform blouse. 

For each year that an institution is designated a Distinguished 
College, one member of its graduating class, to be selected by the 
President of the institution and the Professor of Military Science 
and Tactics, will, upon graduation, be rated as Honor Graduate. 

By the term, Honor Graduate, is understood a graduate whose 
attainments in scholarship have been so marked as to receive the 
approbation of the President of the school or college, and whose 
proficiency in Military Training and intelligent attention to duty 
have merited the approbation of the Professor of Military Science 
and Tactics. The Honor Graduate must be a citizen of the United 
States, unmarried, of exemplary habits, and of good moral char- 
acter. The Honor Graduate of the Distinguished College must not 
be less than twenty-one nor more than twenty-seven years of age. 

An appointment as provisional Second Lieutenant of the Regu- 
lar Army will be awarded annually to the Honor Graduate of Dis- 
tinguished Colleges, provided such vacancies exist after the ap- 
pointment of graduates of the military academy at West Point, 
and of enlisted men of the Regular) Army qualified after com- 
petitive examination. 

The Honor Graduate of a Distinguished College will not be 
required to pass a mental examination, but will be examined phys- 

The Students' Army Training Corps 


The Military Department has equal weight with the other de- 

The completion of the prescribed (basic) course, when entered 
upon by the student, shall, as regards such student, be a prerequi- 
site for graduation. 

In the Basic Course, three hours of drill and one hour of recita- 
tion each week are required. 

In the Advanced Course, the requirements are three hours of 
drill and two of recitation. 


W. M. Hall, Major 

B. W. Romefelt, First Lieutenant 

A. L. Foscue, Sergeant-Major 

J. M. Gaston and R. T. L. LlSTON, Color Sergeants 


Band Leader 

D. R. Freeman 

Drum Major 

C. A. Dunn 


W. H. Harrell 

W. C. Smith 

Booth, W. R. 
Neel, G. N. 
Freeman, T. A. 
Holmes, R. W. 
Beck, E. F. 
Booth, J. P. 
Buie, A. C. 

Coxe, J. D. 
Hamilton, H. C. 
Hill, H. A. 
Hollingsworth, E. L. 
Love, G. R. 
Manning, F. E. 
McCutchen, K. B. 



J. H. Sample 

First Lieutenant 

M, R. Doubles 

Second Lieutenant 

W. L. Roddey 

First Sergeant 

A. M. Mitchell 

Supply Sergeant 

R. T. Allison 

Nesbitt, W. P. 
Ormond, A. C, 
Shields, B. E. 
Walker, R. D. 
Warnock, K. R. 
Warren, J. C. 
White, H. 



Davidson College 

Mcllwaine, R. R. 
Douglas, D. P. 

Boney, E. R. 
Wilkinson, L. L. 

Heizer, M. B. 

Poteat, J. A. 

Sanders, C. B. 
Cashion, E. G. 


Kiser, R. F. 
Miller, P. D. 

Boyd, B. H. 
Brown, C. G. 

McGeachy, D. P. 

Knight, R. J. 

Adams, J. M. 
Baldwin, J. W. 
Barr, J. M. 
Carr, W. B. 
■Cornelius, J. R. 
Cornelius, K. 
Crisp, L. S. 
Cornelson, G. H. 
Davidson, R. F. 
Denny, S. H. 
Dunlap, W. B. 
Gibson, A. V. 
Grey, J. H. 
Groves, J. W. 
Hall, J. V. 

LaFar, D. R. 
Richards, J. M. 

Montgomery, L. F. 
Murphy, S. 


Hamrick, R. E. 
Haney, .J. E. 
Holthouser, H. 
Houghton, E. E. 
Jones, C. R. 
Kimzey, W. P. 
Long, F. C. 
Long, W. T. 
McCrummen, J. 
McLeod, F. D. 
McRainey, J. H. 
Martindale, G. B. 
Mauze, G. W. 
Miller, F. E. 
Nisbet, J. L. 



J. R. Boulware 

First Lieutenant 

A. J. Davis 

Second Lieutenant 

C. Hunter 

First Sergeant 

S. D. Brice 

Supply Sergeant 

J. P. Price 


Brice, R. M. 

Summers, A. C. 

McGukin, E. B. 
McLeod, F. D. 

Northrope, H. F. 
Parks, J. L. 
Reid, H. R. 
Russell, H. K. 
Sprunt, J. 
Streibich, C. M. 
Sutton, P. G. 
Shaw, G. A. 
Teague, C. F. 
Thompson, B. C. 
Tuller, C. D. 
Wallace, R. 
White, L. Y. 
Wiley, E. F. 
Wilkes, J. T., Jr. 

Moore, W. W. 
Wool, J. C. 

Campbell, A. A. 
Hyland, J. C. 

Morris, H. M. 

Smith, F. W. 

The Students' Army Training Corps 


Bailey, H. A. 
Bailey, J. C. 
Bethea, D. W. 
Bethea, P. O. 
Bostick, J. M. 
Brake, R. C. 
Brawley, J. F. 
Brown, J. 
Brumby, P. B. 
Buchanan, W. S. 
Burney, L. P. 
Cavenaugh, J. A. 
Cullum, H. B. 
Dantzler, M. O. 
Davis, J. H., Jr. 

Dick, L. W. 
Clyburn, T. B. 

Patterson, T. H. 
Martin, T. F. 

Deaver, J. C. 
Elliott, W. T. 
Fewell, E. 
Fraser, T. L. 
Grantham, V. G. 
Hanrahan, B. S. 
Hodges, W. B. 
Hunter, J. E. 
Jamison, R. P. 
Jennings, E. D. 
McCallum, J. B. 
McCorkle, W. W. 
McElveen, G. H. 
McNeill, J. D. 
Mahood, D. L. 


J. C. McCaskill 
First Lieutenant 

J. W. Phillips 

Second Lieutenant 

T. H. Spence 

First Sergeant 

J. G. Richards 

Supply Sergeant 

S. M. Query 


Clark, J. F. 

Story, S. D. 

Cunningham, C. E. 
McCain, W. K. 


Miller, J. R. 
Morton, F. P., Jr. 
Nash, E. A. 
Neisler, J. A. 
Patrick, B. C. 
Ratchford, W. S. 
Ramseur, W. L. 
Rankin, W. S. 
Roberts, G. B. 
Roddey, J. 
Sloan, J. B. 
Spillman, J. T. 
Winter, T. C. 
Wright, F. J. 
Wyman, H. H. 

McKeithen, J. H. 
Gunn, W. E. 

McLaughlin, J. C. 
McLeod, W. M. 

Moseley, D. 

Morris, Z. A. 

Barringer, C. H. 
Bernhardt, R. G. 
Bray, L. J. 
Caldwell, J. N. 
Calhoun, W. G. 
Cashion, S. W. 
Cellar, A. E. 
Davis, S. M. 


Denniston, C. L. 
Dew, J. H. 
Dick, R. L. 
Drake, A. E. 
Fairey, W. F. 
Fleming, G. D. 
Gamble, W. A. 
Gordon, R. A. 

Green, S. 
Johnson, J. S. 
Johnston, J. G. 
Keith, J. M. 
McCrary, J. A. 
McAlpine, P. H. 
McCallum, H. S. 
McCuen, W. R. 


Davidson College 

McCutchen, J. 
McCutchen, J. M. 
McCutchen, W. B. 
McGill, M. W. 
McKay, S. G. 
McLaurin, J. L. 
Meacham, J. D. 

Lowry, T. M. 
McEwen, A. J. 

Howie, S. E. 
Davidson, G. Y. 

Ogden, D. H. 
Reid, R. M. 
Robinson, W. S. 
Simmons, C. P. 
Sloan, S. R. 
Smith, H. H. 



R. L. Rogers 

First Lieutenant 

W. F. Hall, Jr. 

Second Lieutenant 

J. M. McFadden 

First Sergeant 

B. B. Breitenhirt 

Supply Sergeant 

L. T. Horton 


Price, J. K. 

Doggett, M. W. 

Moore, W. C. 
Jones, J. R. 

Sowell, C. D. 
Stephenson, R. J. 
Thames, F. C. 
Thompson, C. A. 
Whiteside, J. S. 
Wilson, T. H. 
Woolfolk, E. T. 

Tufts, E. H. 
Bitzer, R. 

Lowrance, D. W. 
Deaver, R. R. 

Robinson, C. W. Garrett, C. C. 

Alexander, R. P. 
Baldwin, D. L. 
Bernhardt, J. D. 
Blue, R. E. 
Bradley, S. H. 
Brown, F. L. 
Brown, W. P. 
Calhoun, A. D. 
Calhoun, M. P. 
Cooper, W. J. 
Covington, W. E. 
Crawford, C. R. 
Campbell, W. L. 
Dew, M. C. 
Gentry, E. T. 
Green, C. 

Guthrey, P. B. 
Gilmer, J. M. 
Hall, R. L. 
Hampton, J. M. 
Henry, J. M. 
Hodgin, C. E. 
Huffstetler, H. R. 
Hunter, J. V. 
Johnston, F. S. 
King, E. A. 
Lacy, T. A. 
Lewis, H. E. 
McCutchen, G. 
McLeod, R. L. 
McRainey, G. H. 
Wooten, L. A. 

Mauze, E. H. 
Moss, C. A. 
Poole, H. R. 
Poole, R. H. 
Redding, W. F. 
Robinson, R. S. 
Roberts, W. W. 
Shepherd, W. S. 
Streibich, F. F. 
Sydenstricker, R. E. 
Thompson, G. B. 
Toney, F. K. 
Weeks, G. E. 
Wildman, C. G. 
Williamson, H. C. 



Absence from College, Regula- 
tions regarding 71 

Accounting, Courses in 33 

Admission, Requirements for 

by Certificate 19 

by Examinations 30 

for Graduate Work 61 

Groups 29 

to Advanced Standing. , 30 

Assistance for Students 97,98 

Alumni Associations 109 

Applied Mathematics, Courses 

in 51 

Assignment of Rooms 72 

Astronomical Equipment 79 

Astronomy, Courses in 33 

Athletic Association 85 

Athletic Day 87 

Athletic Fields 74 

Athletic Regulations 86 

Attendance, General Regula- 
tions 67 

Recitations 69 

Chapel and Church 70 

Examinations 71 

Band 88 

Biblical Instruction, Courses in 33 
Biological Laboratory, Equip- 
ment of 79 

Biology, Courses in 35 

Board of Trustees 10 

Board, Prices of 96 

Book Agency 108 

Botany, Course in 36 

Buildings 75 

Calendar 3 

Campus 74 

Chapel, Regulations regarding 

Attendance upon 70 

Chemical Laboratory, Equip- 
ment of 79 

Chemistry, Courses in 37 

Christian Association 84 

Christian Evidence 34 

Church 84 

Church, Regulations regarding 

Attendance upon 70 

Church History and Govern- 
ment 34 


Class Enrollment 72 

Commencement, Date of 3 

Committees, Trustees 12 

Faculty 17 

Courses of Instruction 33 

Courses, Selected or Changed.- 64 

Degrees Conferred in 1919 113 

Requirements for 57 

Applicants for 126 

Dormitories 82 

Economics, Courses in 40 

Education, Courses in 40 

Electives, List of 58 

Elements of Law, Courses in... 49 

English, Courses in 40 

Equipment 74 

Examinations, Regulations re- 
garding 65 

Expenses 93 

Faculty 13 

Committees 17 

Fees, Fall Term 93 

Spring Term 94 

Laboratory 94 

Fraternities 88 

French, Courses in 42 

General Information 104 

Geology, Courses in 43 

German, Courses in 43 

Graduate Students 117 

Greek, Courses in 45 

Gymnasium 73 

Heating Plant 81 

Historical Sketch 5 

History, Courses in 47 

Honor Roll 115 

Infirmary 80 

Instruction, Courses of 33 

Junior Oratoricals 60 

Laboratories 78 

Latin, Courses in 48 

Laundry 81 

Law, Elements of, Courses in__ 49 

Lectures 89 

Library 76 

Lighting System 83 

Literary Societies 77,84 

Loan Funds 98 

Location 54 


Davidson College 

INDEX— Continued 


Master's Degree 61 

Mathematics, Courses in 50 

Matriculants 113 

Matriculation 30 

Medals 91 

Medical Attendance 107 

Military Instruction 52 

Officers of Administration 16 

Oratorical Requirements 60 

Orchestra and Glee Club 88 

Organizations, College 84 

Otts Lectureship 89 

Philosophy, Courses in 51 

Physical Culture 52 

Physical Laboratory, Equip- 
ment of 78 

Physics, Courses in 54 

Political Science, Courses in 55 

Pre-Medical Course 62 

Presi dent of the College 16 

Prizes and Medals 91 

Psychology, Courses in 55 

Publications 89 

Railroad Facilities 54 

Recitations, Regulations re- 
garding Attendance upon 69 

Registration 30 

Regulations, General 63 

Rep orts 65 


for Admission 19 

for Degrees 57 


Reserved Officers' Training 

Corps 127 

Roll of Honor, 1918-19 115 

Rooms, Assignment of 72 

Prices of 93 

Scholarship, Regulations in re- 
gard to 63 

Scholarships 99 

List of 100 

Self Government, Student 106 

Senior Dissertation 61 

Sewerage System 83 

Spanish, Courses in 56 

Student Self-Help 96 

Students in Attendance 117 

Distribution 126 

Eclectics 124 

Freshmen 121 

Graduate Students 117 

Juni ors 118 

Seni ors 117 

Sophomores 119 

Summary of 126 

Treasurer 16 

Trustees 10 

Tuition 96 

Water Supply 83 

Word with High School 

Teachers 111 

Young Men's Christian 

Association 84 

Zoology, Courses in 36